I thought I'd show what I made with the onion scapes from our CSA share once I got her to sleep. The scapes were totally foreign to me. First of all, they were huge. The longest one was more than 2 ft. long. Some of them were quite thick and they were hollow. If you don't know what they look like, check out my previous post about our CSA share. I cut the scapes into short segments and cooked them in a hot, cast iron skillet in a little sesame oil until they caramelized a bit. I served them with the last of my homemade tofu and sliced shiitake mushrooms that we got at the farmers market. I made a thin sauce with mirin and tamari and drizzled it over. It was a nice and simple meal. The scapes were mild and reminded me of leeks. Caramelizing them brought out a nice sweetness in them.
The cut onion scapes and shiitakes
The finished dish-yum!