Sunday, June 10, 2012

Endives, Apples and Grapes Skillet

Our local farmer's market opened last week.  Asparagus is still plentiful as well as a number of leafy greens such as kale.  Knob onions are on the counter ready to be roasted.  It will be a few more weeks before we have tomatoes, beets, cucumbers.  Wanting something a little different for dinner, I remembered one of you posting this recipe from Dorie Greenspan's "Around My French Table" cookbook a month or so ago.  I went back to a few of my favorite blogs but couldn't find you.  So, let me know which one of you so deliciously led me to this recipe and you'll be my newest BFF.

The combination of Belgian endive, apples, grapes and fresh rosemary sauteed in a little butter would have never crossed my mind.  I'm so glad to have this in my repertoire because it will appear quite often.  The Baker took a few bites and proclaimed it "company worthy".

It's so easy that I don't even have to look back at the recipe.  You'll need two fat Belgian endives cut in half lengthwise; two apples (I used one gala and one fuji as recommended by Dorie) cut into fourths and cored; a handful of red or green seedless grapes (I used both); four small sprigs of fresh rosemary and two tablespoons of salted butter.

Melt the butter in a large non-stick frying pan on low heat.  Add all the ingredients as shown.  Pour yourself a glass of wine and put your feet up for twenty minutes so you won't be tempted to touch the simmering vegetable and fruits.

After twenty minutes, turn all,  put your feet up for another twenty minutes and finish your wine.


Remove all to a heated bowl, salt the endive and deglaze the pan with about 1/4 cup of a good dry white wine.  Dorie used water so I'm sure that is just as good.  Pour over and serve.  


ENJOY!
Update:  It was Penny over at www.lakelurecottagekitchen.blogspot.com who first posted this recipe.

26 comments:

  1. Wow does that ever look wonderful!

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  2. How really interesting!!! So NO liquid in the pan??? Strange, yet it looks SO good.

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  3. I have never had endive, but since the recipe looks delicious (and since I love the other things in it), I think I will give this a try. It's always great to discover new ways of cooking/serving fruits and veggies.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  4. that looks amazing and i can only imagine how yummy this is,

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  5. My gosh, that sounds and looks great! And unusual -- thanks for posting --

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  6. I could plow my way right through that... it looks wonderful!

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  7. Just guessing... was it Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen you saw this recipe on?

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  8. All delicious food should be this easy to make! It's a combination that I never would have come up with on my own, and it sounds wonderful! :)

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  9. Looks so healthy, Bonnie... Isn't it great to get all of the fresh veggies at the Market this time of year?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. what an intriguing and absolutely delicious combination of flavours and textures... I ADORE endive so much, this is very exciting a recipe, thank you for posting x

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  11. i have never eaten endive, have seen it in the stores. is it like cabbage? the taste i mean? the last photo is beautiful and looks wonderful to me.

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  12. The sweet of the grapes and apples with the endive sound wonderful. I can only imagine the aroma. This could be a satisfying meal for me when I find myself alone. With the wine of course. Perfect. Bonnie

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  13. A great way to use your farmers market finds. Looks so good, I never would of thought of it.

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  14. This is so far from my kitchen ... but you have made it look quite enticing. The next time I'm at the market. I just might try it. It does look wonderful!

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  15. Well now, any recipe that suggests pouring a glass of wine and relaxing is a favorite of mine! Enjoy:@)

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  16. A delicious-looking combination. And pretty too! :)

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  17. I love endives Bonnie and these look nice!

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  18. So glad you loved it as much as I did. I keep hoping I will run into Dorrie Greenspan while we are in Paris. So far, no luck. LOL.

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  19. Don't you love it when you discover a new dish that's "company worthy?"
    Sam

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  20. Oh, WOW!! This looks divine!! We love some out of the box combos in this house and I will definitely be giving this one a whirl!! Thank you, Bonnie!! blessigns ~ tanna

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  21. What a delicious combination! I braised endive for one of the game changer posts and it was delicious. Love it in combination with the fruit and can't wait to try it!

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  22. What a fabulous recipe - your rendering of it is just gorgeous. I received her book as a birthday gift and was not particularly inspired when I paged through it. I may have to rethink that. You've inspired me to give this recipe a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. That looks delish! I must try it. Carla

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  24. What an interesting dish...it looks terrific.

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  25. Hi Bonnie! Oh, this looks so good. I would never think about these ingredients together but I'm so glad someone did! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. now this is something new and fun! I have never thought to do that with grapes before but I can see how it would taste fantastic! great recipe and i can't wait to try it

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