December 30, 2009

Smoked Salmon with Endives

Endives or Chicory is an European salad vegetable. It is crisp and with a delicate flavor, perfect if you want to serve an elegant and festive dish during the holidays. Here's another recipe adapted from "Sunset Potluck Cookbook".
8 Endives
1 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup (4 oz) sour cream
½ cup smoked salmon, minced
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. onion, minced finely
3 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
1. Rinse endive with cold water, drain and wrap with paper towels and keep in refrigerator.
2. In a bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salmon, lime juice, and onions. Beat until with an electic mixer until well blended and fuffly. Mix in dill. Cover and refrigerator (can be made a day ahead)
3.To serve, place spread on a tray. Break endive spears from core of each head. Surround bowl with endive spears, tips pointing outward.

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