Grilled Escarole

recipe
Wedges of escarole are grilled until slightly charred, and then the leaves are sauteed with butter, garlic, and shallot. Serve Grilled Escarole as a simple side dish to rich meat or seafood dishes.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

1 head escarole
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot, chopped

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cut escarole into quarters, leaving stem intact. Lightly brush escarole with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Grill escarole, covered with grill lid, 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until leaves are slightly charred. Remove from grill. Cut escarole into large diamond shapes or long strips; remove and discard stem.

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add escarole, garlic, and shallot; sauté 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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David Bull, Congress Austin, Austin, Texas,

January 2012
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