Green garlic is garlic that is harvested before the scape (the flower bud) and bulb form. Green garlic is sometimes called domestic ramps as they are similar in taste to wild ramps (a short-season wild leek with a garlicy taste). Green garlic is the perfect crop to get us through the time between old storage garlic and the fresh garlic harvest which is still a month away. The garlic available in stores right now is from last year’s harvest and is generally kind of soft, ready to spout, and without too much flavor. Use green garlic like you would scallions, including the green leaves which you can chop fine and sauté or caramelize as you wish.
Check out this great recipe Herbed Garlic Broth with Mung Bean Noodles.
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