Friday, June 12, 2009

Basil Scape Sauce

This is sort of a stripped down pesto, totally focused on the flavors of garlic and basil. To make a more traditional pesto, add nuts and cheese. Or you could serve this with pasta and add the nuts and cheese in separately, for sort of a deconstructed pesto. It's also good on pizza, or try it with crostini or as a topping for grilled or broiled chicken or lamb.

12 oz garlic scapes
3 oz fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil and/or water

Combine scapes, basil and lemon juice in a food processor and process until fairly smooth. Add some olive oil and/or water if necessary. Taste and add salt and pepper. Add additional olive oil and/or water to achieve desired consistency.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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