I know that all Internet is full now with recipes, pictures and stories of pumpkin. But in Dubai there are NO seasons!!! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️We have any vegetables or fruits all over the year, imported from around the world. I don’t notice that autumn came and continue to cook with FUNNY vegetables. So if you are looking for the inspiration from CHICORY – here it is: Baked chicory and meat with brown butter Béchamel sauce.
Chicory is known to many as a caffeine-free coffee substitute. But today, we will talk about chicory as a vegetable.
Chicory, or endive – is a vegetable crop that looks very similar to leaf lettuce. His sheet has a narrow and oblong shape. Endive belongs to the Astrov family and is a close relative of the dandelion.
Chicory has a slightly bitter taste, so it is not as popular compared to other varieties of lettuce.
However, this vegetable has a huge amount of nutritional properties and a positive effect on health. It contains many vitamins, including A, E, C, B and K. Chicory is rich in minerals such as potassium, selenium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, calcium, phosphorus and sulfur, it also contains beta-carotene, fiber and folic acid.
Because of its low calorie content, chicory is ideal for people who care about their line. Chicory can be eaten raw, cooked salads with it, served hot, baked.
Good to know: the chicory becomes more bitter on taste when exposed to the light. So mainly it is packed in dark foil in a shop or placed on shop shelves up side down.
Brown butter Béchamel sauce:
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