From the Farm: Recipes

Chicory, Soy and Sesame

FOUND IN: on March 20, 2013

A perfect side dish for a simple stir-fry supper or a lovely piece of fish.

Yield: 2 servings

  • 1 head leafy chicory, like Castel Franco
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or Key Lime Oil (see note)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • Soy sauce to taste

Wash chicory well, stack the leaves, roll and cut them into 1/2 inch ribbons.

Heat a large sauté pan. Add the garlic and let toast gently. Add the onions and wilt them. Add the chicory to the pan, bring up the heat and add the mirin. Put a lid on the pan for 2 - 3 minutes, remove it,  and stir the ingredients. Add the sesame oil and soy sauce. Taste and correct the seasoning.

Note: Key Lime Oil can be found in specialty stores or ordered from It is an intensely flavored oil that gives a lift to other ingredients. Use sparingly. It is bold.