Escarole with Lemon Breadcrumbs by Tecolote Farm 6072217 Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup bread crumbs 2 finely chopped green onions 2 lemons, zested, plus 1/2 lemon 1 Tecolote escarole, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper A few grates nutmeg 1/2 cup chicken stock A drizzle honey Instructions Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and the butter in a skillet over medium heat. When butter melts add bread crumbs, onions and lemon zest. Toast the bread crumbs until golden Transfer to a bowl and return pan to heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan and then add the escarole. Turn escarole in oil to wilt, then season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the stock and honey and simmer over low heat 2 to 3 minutes to mellow greens a bit. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon over greens, top with the bread crumb mixture and serve. Powered by Recipage
David’s Sunday Afternoon Meatball & Escarole Soup Keywords: soup/stew 6072216 Ingredients 1 chicken or duck carcass chicken broth or chicken bouillon (enough liquid to cover the carcass) Oregano Salt 1lb ground lamb or beef 2 Eggs 2 slices of bread, crumbled 3/4 cup parmesan, grated garlic zest of 1 lemon 1 head Escarole Instructions For the Broth Boil a chicken or duck carcass in chicken bouillon or broth to make a doublerich stock. The longer the better. Add a little oregano and salt to taste. Refrigerate, then skim off fat from top of pot. *Alternatively, use good quality boxed chicken broth. For the Meatballs In a mixing bowl combine 1 lb. ground lamb or beef with 2 eggs, 2 slices crumbled bread, 3/4 to 1 c. parmesan grated, garlic, lemon zest. Mix until well incorporated. Roll into ping pong ball or smaller size. In a skillet over high heat brown the meatballs, turning 3-4 sides. Set aside. For the Soup Tear up 1 entire head escarole into 3-4 inch pieces. Add meatballs and escarole into broth at same time. Bring to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat, then turn it off. Let sit for a little while, then ladle into deep bowls. Serve with some crusty bread, and maybe some roasted poultry meat, along with a big leafy green salad (spinach would be nice). Powered by Recipage
1 head escarole, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons pine nuts Bring 3 quarts water to a rolling boil. Separate the escarole leaves and rinse thoroughly. Drop leaves into the boiling water and boil, covered, until tender, about 35 minutes.When the escarole is tender, drain thoroughly and let dry. In a 12 to 14-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking. Roughly chop the escarole. Add the garlic to the hot pan and saute until the garlic begins to soften and turn a light golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook until the nuts are lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the escarole and stir until well-cooked and very soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve immediately as a side dish (contorni) or allow to cool to room temperature to use in another recipe.