Back in the U.S., I saw Belgian endive
slowly make its way into supermarkets.
Chicories such as radicchio, Belgian endive
and escarole, as well as sorrel and loose-leaf lettuces, are good sources of vitamin A.
As the second course, spinach, radicchio and belgian endive
salad with tomatoes, pistachios, pecorino romano cheese and basil pesto vinaigrette.
On the evening we ate there, the menu featured foie gras raviolis in a truffle sauce, tempura-fried lobster tail in a Belgian endive
salad, spiced beef fillet with candied leeks and roasted shallots, and a strange-sounding but eminently tasty dessert of glazed stuffed cherry tomatoes and vanilla ice cream.
The meal will begin with a country pork terrine with Oregon truffles followed by a puree of chestnut soup with apple-currant relish and a salad of watercress, Belgian endive
CHICORY ORANGE AND WELSH BLUE CHEESE SALAD Serves fourIngredients four heads chicory (Belgian endive
) one stick celery, finely chopped two carrots, finely chopped one onion, finely chopped four oranges, peeled 100g (4oz) blue cheese, cubed six tablespoons white wine three tablespoons water one bay leaf one teaspoon sugar salt and pepper to taste a little olive oil to sauteTo serve: mixed salad leaves and a handful of toasted pinenuts, pecans or walnutsMethod Heat oil in a pan and saute celery, carrot and onion for three to four minutes.
RELATED ARTICLE: Recipe STRAWBERRY AND BELGIAN ENDIVE
SALAD 500 g endives 500 g strawberries 200 g crumbled Roquefurt cheese 3 tablespoons roasted pine nuts DRESSING 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Port wine Sea salt to taste Freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons safflower oil
Their expanded menu features dishes such as belgian endive
leaf with smoked salmon mousse and orange and rum sweet potatoes.
He likes horsemeat, suggests that you balance the sweetness of the flesh with Belgian endive
, which is bitter and salty.
One we use often at the Savoy is Belgian endive
. Although it has a brilliant shape and looks unique, I find it is a big let down, very bitter and unpleasant.
Witloof (said to be a translation for white-leaf) chicory is also called Belgian endive
or French endive (Cichorium endiva) is a close relative of chicory.
"Is it really necessary for someone to know which fork to use with Belgian endive
or how to address the Duchess of Kent at the Wimbledon reception?" No, of course not; though such tidbits of knowledge certainly don't hurt and may be no less illuminating than numerous others that could be culled from our scholar's social science textbooks.
NOTABLE NUTRIENTS: OREGANO (2 teaspoons, ground, dried, 2 g) Calories: 10 Calcium: 55.2 mg (6% DV) Fiber: 2 g (6% DV) Iron: 1.6 mg (6% DV) Vitamin K: 21.8 meg (28% DV) Manganese: 0.2 mg (8% DV) Note: g=gram, DV=Daily Value, mcg=microgram, mg--milligram CREAMY OREGANO DIP WITH VEGETABLES 1 1/2C plain non-fat yogurt Salt to taste (optional) 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, 1/4 tsp pepper chopped 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4tsp dried oregano 1 head belgian endive
, 1/2 tsp lemon peel grated separated into spears 1/2 tsp lemon juice 6 oz cherry tomatoes 1.
Later, sample one of these delicious salads: Cress, Belgian Endive
, Persimmon, and Hazelnut Salad; Spinach Salad with Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash and Walnuts; or Heirloom Lettuce Salad with Herbs.
QI've been looking for Belgian endive
but can't find it anywhere.