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Sauteed Lemon Maple Frisee

Sauteed Lemon Maple Frisee
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  • 1 head frisée, torn
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup coarse fresh bread crumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. anchovy paste or olive tapenade
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Cook bread crumbs until crisp and golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and stir in zest and a pinch of salt.
  3. Wipe out skillet, then add anchovy paste (or olive tapenade) and remaining 2 Tbsp oil and cook 15 seconds.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and sauté half of frisée until slightly wilted, about 1 minute.
  5. Add remaining frisée and sauté until wilted, about 2 minutes more.
  6. Off heat, stir in juice, syrup, ⅛ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  7. Serve topped with bread crumbs.


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