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Hazelnut Shrimp in Endive Leaves

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Serves 36 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time


3 tablespoons hazelnuts
2 garlic cloves, smashed, plus 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup hazelnut oil
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves
1 scallion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
3 large Belgian endives, leaves separated

Preheat the oven to 375°. In a pie plate, toast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes, or until they are fragrant and browned. Transfer the hot nuts to a kitchen towel and rub them together to remove the skins. Let the nuts cool completely, then coarsely chop them.

Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil with the smashed garlic. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Drain and let cool; discard the garlic.

In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Whisk in the hazelnut and olive oils, then stir in the basil, celery leaves, scallion and 2 tablespoons of the chopped hazelnuts.

Coarsely chop the shrimp and add to the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Arrange the endive leaves on a large platter and spoon the shrimp salad onto them. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts and serve.

MAKE AHEAD The recipe can be prepared through Step 4 and refrigerated for up to 2 hours.

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My sister gave me this wonderful recipe!

Endive leaves are great to hold savory fillings and they won't get soggy.

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