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Braised Endive in Mustard Vinaigrette

We like to serve endive family-style as a side dish with Pasta with Sausage and Escarole.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2003


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds Belgian endive (about 6 heads)
  • 3 cups homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add endive, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Pour stock into skillet; bring to a boil, and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, turning endive occasionally, until just tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer endive to a paper-towel-lined plate; discard stock. Pat endive dry, and set aside.

  3. Make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together mustard and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream; whisk until emulsified. Gently toss each endive in dressing, coating well. Garnish with parsley, and serve at room temperature; set any extra dressing on the side.

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