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Grilled Escarole

Grilled Escarole

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.

Southern Living JANUARY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:15 Minutes


  • 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


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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