If you only know endive as a crunchy, leafy, bitter green, then you've been missing out. Roasted, grilled, or sautéed, the wide-leafed vegetable loses much of its trademark bitterness, allowing its sweet, faintly earthy character to emerge at full force. Here, it's combined with shallots and goat cheese for a rich, buttery quiche-like tart.
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Grilled summer fruit is always a welcome addition at the table, and these peaches get extra boosts of flavor from sticky caramelized shallots, cooling buttermilk dressing and crispy bacon.
This quick and easy crunchy topping is intended as a component of a Korean-flavored clam recipe. It's made with store-bought fried onions, shallots, and garlic, plus strips of teriyaki-flavored nori. As a stand-alone topping, it would also be delicious sprinkled onto pastas, rice dishes, and stews.
[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu] For maximum flavor, it is best to use bone-in pieces of chicken in this curry. The dried spices are optional, but recommended. Note: Massaman has several spelling variants. Look for anything resembling "massaman" or "masman" on the...