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Barbecued Endives In Tarragon Oil With Pepato

Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 948mlBelgian endives (large)
1 tablespoon 15mlVirgin olive oil - plus
1/2 cup 118mlVirgin olive oil
1 tablespoon 15mlRed wine vinegar
1 tablespoon 15mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/2 cup 20g / 0.7ozFresh tarragon leaves
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozPecorino pepato
  = (sheep's milk cheese with peppercorns)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Preheat barbecue or grill. Bring 1 quart water to a boil and prepare an ice bath on the side.

Cut the endives in half lengthwise. Mix 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil, vinegar and black pepper together. Dredge the endives in vinegar mixture and place on hot grill. Cook until slightly charred (8 to 10 minutes) and remove to serving platter.

Meanwhile, drop tarragon leaves into boiling water and cook 30 seconds. Remove leaves and plunge them into ice bath to cool. Drain leaves and press to remove excess water.

Place in blender with 1/2 cup virgin olive oil and blend until smooth. Spoon tarragon oil over endives, shave pepato over in long shards with a peeler and serve at room temperature.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali - (Show # MB-5654) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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