Avocado and puy lentil salad from Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells Serves 4 Ingredients 2 avocados 1 grilled lemon 1 baby gem lettuce 1 lollo rosso lettuce Curly endive
4 spring onions 2 beetroot, Handful puy lentils, Mustard cress 8 cherry tomatoes 1 apple Sprinkling of mixed seeds Simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice mixed 4 to 1 Season with a pinch of Halen Mon sea salt and a grind of black pepper.
Avocado and puy lentil salad from Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells | Serves 4 | Ingredients | 2 avocados, | 1 grilled lemon, | 1| Cherry tomatoes 8 | 1 apple | Sprinkling of mixed | 1 baby gem lettuce, | 1 lollo rosso lettuce, | curly endive
, | Spring onions 4 | 2 beetroot, | Handful puy lentils, | Mustard cress, seeds | Simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice mixed 4 to 1 | Season with a pinch of Halen Mon sea salt and a grind of black pepper.
Though all endive are types of chicory, there are two main types derived from the root of chicory: curly endive
(Cichorium endivia var crispum), also called frisee, and broad-leaved endive (Cichorium endivia var latifolia), commonly known as escarole.
Iceberg, chicory red, curly endive
, Lolo Rosso Rocca, frisee rocket
To serve, mound peppery frisee (curly endive
) on plates, dress with vinaigrette and top with cod.
We then tucked into Mazzancolle prawns marinated in garlic and herbs which were sweet and salty, and served with curly endive
. Next came octopus cooked in citrus and herbs, which my dining partner thoroughly enjoyed.
Spinach Asparagus Curly endive
Romaine lettuce Turnip greens
Baked anchovies with endive according to Attilio Pavoncello adapted for an American kitchen Ingredients 6 fresh anchovies or 8-12 anchovy fillets preserved in olive oil (the amount depends on how much anchovy flavor you desire) 2 medium heads of fresh, curly endive
6 tablespoons plus a "beautiful swirl" of extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons wine vinegar kosher or sea salt and pepper to taste Directions 1.
The sandwich is then served with hand-picked rocket and curly endive
leaves," he said.
Salad: 2 curly endive
, selection of soft herbs (chervil, parsley, tarragon, chives).
Serves 8 About 6 cups washed lettuce leaves, torn into large bite-sized pieces About 2 cups washed curly endive
, escarole or radicchio leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces About 2 cups washed spinach, watercress or orach leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced thin lengthwise 1 large or 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, quartered lengthwise and sliced thin crosswise Handful of sun-dried cherries or cranberries About 1/4 cup imported Parmesan curls Generous 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts, chopped coarse About 1/3 cup fruity olive oil 2 tablespoons walnut oil About 2 tablespoons sherry or balsamic vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper Toss greens together and arrange on large serving platter.
You can either buy the salad in packets for convenience or make your own by buying individual veg, such as curly endive
, raddichio, oakleaf and wild rocket.