Endive-Apple Slaw with Smoked Trout
James Carrier
YieldsMakes 4 light main-course servings or 6 first-course servings

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Pour 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice into a large bowl. Trim off and discard cores and any discolored leaves from endive heads. Cut each head in half lengthwise, then cut halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips. As you cut the endive, drop the strips into bowl and mix with lemon juice to prevent them from discoloring.

Step 2
2

Peel and core apples; cut into 2- to 3-inch-long, 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks, dropping into bowl and mixing with lemon juice and endive. Stir in parsley.

Step 3
3

In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice with the oil; add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over endive mixture and mix to coat.

Step 4
4

Mound salad equally on plates. Pull any skin off smoked trout and discard; break trout into large flakes. Top salads equally with trout.

Step 5
5

Nutritional analysis per first-course serving.

Ingredients

 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
 4 heads Belgian endive (about 1 lb. total), rinsed
 2 tart green apples, such as Granny Smith (about 1 lb. total)
 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
 2 tablespoons walnut or vegetable oil
  Salt and fresh-ground pepper
 6 ounces smoked trout

Directions

Step 1
1

Pour 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice into a large bowl. Trim off and discard cores and any discolored leaves from endive heads. Cut each head in half lengthwise, then cut halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips. As you cut the endive, drop the strips into bowl and mix with lemon juice to prevent them from discoloring.

Step 2
2

Peel and core apples; cut into 2- to 3-inch-long, 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks, dropping into bowl and mixing with lemon juice and endive. Stir in parsley.

Step 3
3

In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice with the oil; add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over endive mixture and mix to coat.

Step 4
4

Mound salad equally on plates. Pull any skin off smoked trout and discard; break trout into large flakes. Top salads equally with trout.

Step 5
5

Nutritional analysis per first-course serving.

Endive-Apple Slaw with Smoked Trout