Farfalle all’Indivia

Pasta bows with curly endive

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Pasta Italian Style

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1991

  • About

The slight but agreeable bitterness of curly endive is used here to create an unusual and excellent pasta dish. You can also use the small red Italian radicchio lettuce which is finding its way into more and more greengrocers.


  • 1 lb (450 g) curly endive
  • oz (65


Wash and dry the endive leaves, including the coarse outside ones. Chop them into 1-inch (2.5 cm) strips. Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion until soft. Add the endive and stir until it is well coated in the butter and oil. Add the stock and simmer covered for about 10 minutes, or until the endive is wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

At the same time cook the p