Endive Spears with Roquefort Mousse and Walnuts

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These little endive spears are crowd pleasers; packed with flavor despite their diminutive appearance. The cheese mixture keeps for up to five days, so you can prep everything ahead of time and then pipe the mousse into the endive leaves just before people come to the door.

endive-roquefort-spears-recipe6 ounces Roquefort cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons snipped chives
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
4 heads endive, 96 leaves
24 walnuts, toasted and broken into pieces

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Chill for 20 minutes. Transfer Roquefort mixture to a pastry bag and pipe a teaspoon mound onto the end of each endive spear. Top each with a toasted walnut piece.

Serves 24 (4 spears each)

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  • http://www.italiantapas.com Matteo Fagin

    Nice post! Something to consider is a little balsamic reduction drizzle next time you make this dish it will bring out some nice contrasts.

  • http://ourlifeinfood.wordpress.com Carrie

    Sounds fabulous! I like the roquefort/walnut combo.