Chicory with anchovy (the 5 fundamental flavours)

This simple snack showcases all five of the fundamental flavours: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Easy to prepare, but quite complex in flavour. A very surprising result prepared with the humblest of ingredients.

Chicory with anchovy (the 5 fundamental flavours)

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chicory heads



separated chicory leaves









ginger syrup



lemon, juiced



salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Chop the chicory into fine dice (brunoise) and dress with mayonnaise, ginger syrup, and lemon juice, and season with pepper and salt.
  • Fill the chicory leaves with the chicory salad and top each with an anchovy fillet.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve on its own as a snack or amuse-bouche.
  • As a side dish to main dishes, e.g. with mackerel, cod and a potato component.

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