Braised Endive

Braised Endive

IHCC Tessa Kiros ButtonThsi week it's all about snow-coloured food at IHCC. I made some braised endives. You should stick with Tessa's recommendation to serve this as a starter course. I think the bitterness is too much when used as a main course.

Braised Endive

Adapted from Die Toskana in meiner K├╝che / Twelve by Tessa Kiros


2 small endives
4 Tbsp black olives, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 anchovy filets in oil, drained
2 Tbsp capers in salt, thoroughly rinsed and drained
olive oil
2 cloves garlic, squashed under a knife
1 small, dried chile


Wash the endives and remove any damaged outer leaves. Mix together the olives, anchovy, capers and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Gently pry open the endives and fill them with the olive mixture. Heat some olive oil in a skillet, add the garlic and chile and fry until fragrant. Add the endives and cook for about 15-20 minutes with a lid on. Remove the lid, turn the endives and cook for about 5 minutes more. There should be only a little liquid in the skillet. If the skillet should run dry during the cooking process, add a splash of water.


Deb in Hawaii said...

I like the idea of braising the endive. It would be a great starter.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

It does sound like a good starter! And I love the salty flavourings that go with it. Anything with olives and capers and anchovies has my heart. ♥

Heather @girlichef.com said...

These are definitely some strong flavors, but I'm a big fan of endive and think you're right- it would make a wonderful starter!

MM said...

Beautiful and elegant. Certainly looks like a nice app.

Kim said...

I haven't played around with endive too much, but it certainly looks pretty on the plate.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I love the look of your dish, and I agree it would make a great starter. Love the combination of the olives, capers and anchovies with this. I am a big fan of endive - unfortunately, not something I have often, as it is not readily available here and when it is you just about need to take out a mortgage to buy it!!
Sue :-)