• 150g shrimps (prawns)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 3 (cocktail) tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 witlof (chicory) heads

Dressing ingredients

  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or crushed
  • Olive oil
Total votes: 4

These mouth-watering witlof (or chicory) boats are perfect for a tropical party. They look pretty, taste wonderful and are easy to make, share and enjoy. 


  • In a large bowl, combine the shrimps, olive oil, garlic. Season with cayenne pepper. Stand for 30 minutes to marinate. 
  • Cut the tomatoes, and avocado into small cubes. Chop the onion.
  • In a separate bowl prepare the salsa by combining the tomato, avocado and onion with the dressing ingredients.
  • Cut the base of the witlof and fill the witlof "boats" with the salsa.
  • Meanwhile, panfry the shrimps for 5 minutes.
  • To serve: Top the witlof boats with the shrimps and arrange on a sharing plate.

Tips from the author

Witlof is also known as Belgium endive or chicory.

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