Endive leaves make pretty edible scoops for all kinds of savory fillings. And, they won't get soggy as they sit. Cocktail Party Recipes

Melissa Clark
December 2002

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Credit: © Maura McEvoy

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
MAKES 3 DOZEN HORS D'OEUVRES
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a pie plate, toast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes, or until they are fragrant and browned. Transfer the hot nuts to a kitchen towel and rub them together to remove the skins. Let the nuts cool completely, then coarsely chop them.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil with the smashed garlic. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Drain and let cool; discard the garlic.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Whisk in the hazelnut and olive oils, then stir in the basil, celery leaves, scallion and 2 tablespoons of the chopped hazelnuts.

  • Coarsely chop the shrimp and add to the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

  • Arrange the endive leaves on a large platter and spoon the shrimp salad onto them. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts and serve.

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