Spicy Escarole

This spicy escarole recipe is courtesy of chef Mike Price and is used to make his Grilled Snapper.

  • Servings: 4
Spicy Escarole

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2008


  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 large head escarole, washed, tough stems removed, and coarsely chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil, butter, and garlic; cook until garlic is golden brown. Add fennel and onion and cook, stirring, until almost tender and lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add escarole, oregano, and crushed red pepper; season with salt. Cook until escarole is wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.


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