This recipe from the Stephen Cooks food blog demonstrates a deliciously simple way to use radicchio – broil it in the oven until it just starts to brown, then add cheese. Try this recipe with different kinds of cheese, or sprinkle with bacon.
⅓ Cup olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest
4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp rosemary, chopped
salt, hot sauce to taste
1 head radicchio, dry exterior leaves and root-end removed
1 medium red onion, sliced vertically into thin crescents
¼ Cup fresh plain goat cheese, crumbled
2 oz Parmeggiano Reggiano
- Cut the radicchio through the root into 8 spears. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, zest, garlic and rosemary to make a marinade. Season to taste and pour the marinade over the radicchio and onions and marinate for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain.
- Arrange the radicchio and onions in an oiled fireproof dish and sprinkle with a little salt. Broil about 5″ from the heat for about 6 minutes, turning once. The edges of the radicchio should just be starting to brown.
- Scatter on the goat cheese and then use a vegetable peeler to shave the parmesan cheese over the hot radicchio. Serve immediately.