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Title: Barchetta Endivia Belga E Taleggio (Endive &
Categories: Appetizer Italian Fish Smoke Salmon
Yield: 15 Appetizers

4 Belgian endive heads
1/2lbTaleggio cheese; room temp
1/4lbBC Smoked Salmon; thin slice
15 Prosciutto or bresaola cured beef slices
2tbFennel leaves; finely chop
2tbParsley; fresh, fine chop
1tbSun-dried tomatoes; pureed
313mlRoasted peppers; cut in thin strips
  Fresh ground black pepper
  Extra virgin olive oil

Roasted peppers are available commercially in 313 mL jar (Unico brand) Carefully remove endive leaves: rinse and dry carefully. Salmon boats: Place a slice of salmon on the endive leaf, enough to sit in the (endive) "boat". Remove the outer skin of the taleggio and leave half the cheese for the second combination. Gently blend the cheese with the fennel leaves. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on the salmon and grind a couple of turn of pepper. Place a spoonful of taleggio on top and serve. Bresaola boats: Place a slice of bresaola or prosciutto on the endive. Place a strip of roasted red pepper on top, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Gently mix the sun-dried tomatoes into the cheese. Place a spoonful on top of the "boat"(endive) and serve. If unable to locate Taleggio cheese use goat's cheese. Takes 20 minutes to prepare