Thursday, March 27, 2008

Endive & Smoked Salmon Salad

I've been messing around with endive. Here we get the Belgian kind, nice tight heads and this time of the year at really great prices. So I was thinking salad since most other salad ingredients are either poor quality, expensive or both this time of year.

Here's what I came up with; it pretty simple. inexpensive and tastes great. Or at least Linda my wife & chief critic thinks so!

For 2 generous servings:

2 heads of endive
2-3 oz of smoked salmon
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon Plus the zest from the lemon
A few springs of fresh dill
A couple of tablespoons of chopped chives
Sale & pepper to taste
  1. Put the olive oil , lemon juice & zest into a bowl & mix with a fork.
  2. Cut off the root end of the endive, remove any bad outer leaves & chop the endive into about 1/2 inch rounds. Separate the rounds well & place in the bowl.
  3. Mince the smoked salmon into small pieces & add to the bowl.
  4. Chop the dill then add it and the chopped chives to the bowl.
  5. Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Mix everything very well & let rest for a few minutes.
  7. Serve on plates at room temperature & garnish with a spring of dill & a chive flower if available.
This turns out to be a nice combination of flavors.

Enjoy & let me know what you think if you try it.

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