Red endive appetizers

Red endive appetizers
Red endive (radicchio) leaves can be filled to make very elegant snacks. The filling shown here combines cheese with sardines.
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Last modified on: May 13th 2020

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Use a fork to mix 100 g cream cheese with a few finely chopped chives.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Add 50 g sardines in oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice...

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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...and mix thoroughly.

Add salt if necessary (this will depend on your cheese) and pepper, then check the seasoning.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Rinse 1 red Belgian endive, cut off and separate all the leaves.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Fill each leaf with the filling mixture (it's not essential, but a forcing bag is ideal for this).

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Top each one with a sliver of red mixed pickle.

That's all there is to it. Keep refrigerated if you'll be serving them later.
Of course, if you don't have red endives, which have a short season, the green variety will work just as well.

Similarly, you can also change the filling and use mackerel rillettes, salmon rillettes or Oriane's tuna rillettes .
A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
220 Kcal or 921 Kj33 gr8 gr7 gr
11 %13 %1 %1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
86 Kcal or 360 Kj13 gr3 gr3 gr
4 %5 %<1 %<1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
11 Kcal or 46 Kj2 gr< 1 gr< 1 gr
1 %1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 pieces : 2.82 €
  • Per piece : 0.14 €

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Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Cream cheeseCream cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs, Beetroot and cream cheese verrines, Tomato and cream cheese terrine, Chicken and avocado bagels, Baker's chicken and potato tart, ... All
Sardines in oil Sardines in oil : You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tartine du pêcheur , Surf and turf club sandwich, Green and red salad with sardines and eggs mimosa, ... All
Red mixed pickleRed mixed pickle: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bistro sandwich, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mackerel rillettes, Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce., Lebanese-style chickpea salad, Gravlax, Salmon chard rolls, ... All
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