Braised Belgian Endive

Honey is the secret in creating this deliciously carmelized vegetable.


8 heads Belgian endive


3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

salt and pepper

1 Tablespoon butter

Honey Tips

How Honey is Made

To make honey, bees drop the collected nectar into the honeycomb and then evaporate it by fanning their wings.


Rinse endive. Discard outer leaves if brown. Trim base of each endive, keeping endive whole.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add dash of salt, 1 tablespoon honey and lemon juice. Place endive gently in water and cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain water and place endive on a plate. When cooled, gently squeeze the liquid from each endive.
Warm 1 tablespoon honey over low heat and brush over endive. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Place endive in pan and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove to serving plate. Warm remaining honey and brush over endive.
Serves: 4