Garlic Scapes with Red Bell Peppers and Shiitake Mushrooms

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • 4 cups garlic scapes flower heads removed and discarded, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into thin 1 inch strips
  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms stems removed, caps sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  • Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan, add the scapes, cover and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the scapes from the water and plunge them into an ice bath for 2 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat one tablespoon of the oil over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté them until they are just beginning to brown.
  • Add the second tablespoon of oil to the pan and add the scapes, bell pepper strips, salt and pepper.
  • Stir fry for 5 minutes or until the scapes and peppers are heated through
  • Place on a serving platter and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.