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Red Belgian Endive
Inventory, 8 lbs : 1.50
This item was last sold on : 05/17/13
Belgian Endive is available year round with a peak season in the summer.
Belgian endive and endive are both in the chicory family. However Belgian endive is grown from chicory roots in a dark environment, while endive is grown in the fields as a green, curly lettuce.
Shaped like a small torpedo, Belgian endive grows to about six inches in length. It has tender white leaves with either red to burgundy edging and a slightly bitter flavor. Genetically, yellow and red Belgian endive are the same.
Belgian endive is a good source of folate, contains a trace of beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B, is low in sodium, and contains no cholesterol. Low in calories, four ounces have about 20 calories.
While Belgian endive is commonly used fresh in recipes it is also versatile in cooking preparations. Slowly saute sliced endive and onions until brown and caramelized, then season with chopped thyme and serve as a side dish. Grill endive halves, chop and add to cooked grains and vinaigrette. Fill individual leaves with cream cheese and chopped, smoked lox to serve as an appetizer. Slice fresh endive into a salad with pomegranate seeds and sliced kumquats. Endive will keep refrigerated for one to two weeks.
Belgian endive was discovered in the 1830's by a Belgium chicory farmer, who stored the roots in his cellar for drying to use as a coffee substitute. However, after several months, he found the roots had sprouted small white leaves, which he tasted and found tender, moist, and pleasingly bitter. It took another 16 years to commercially cultivate this "witloof" or "white leaf." The chicory is grown from seeds, the roots are harvested, and taken indoors to grow again in a dark environment, using a labor-intensive growing technique called "blanching" to produce the Belgium endive.
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Recipes that include Red Belgian Endive. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Kayotic Kitchen||Ham, Cheese & Chicory Rolls|
|Kayotic Kitchen||Caramelized Chicory|
|The Kitchn||Endive, Fennel and Parmesan with Anchovy Date Dressing|
|Gourmeted||Quick & Easy: Endives with Lox Cream Cheese Spread|