Tuesday, March 17, 2015


I owe the idea for this recipe to Corriere della Sera, but as usual, I've done my own thing with it: I couldn't get the very crisp type of radicchio mentioned, so I separated mine into leaves. I incorporated the honey with the oil and balsamic vinegar [as in the video] instead of adding it afterwards [as in the text], and I used rather more of it. The Corriere recipe uses pomegranate seeds, adding them when the radicchio is cooked, but as pomegranates are out of season here, my first idea was to use sultanas. However, I didn't have any and torrential rain prevented me from going out to get some, so I used the dried cranberries I did have, adding them before baking. 

Here's what I did:

Separate two medium-sized radicchi into leaves and wash ,drain and get them as dry as you can. Arrange in a roasting dish and drizzle a little olive oil over them. Make a dressing from 4 tablesp olive oil, 1 tablesp balsamic vinegar, 1 tablesp honey and seasoning to taste.  Pour over the radicchio leaves and toss it through. Add a few dried cranberries or sultanas and some pinenuts. Bake at 180 C for 15 mins. 

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

This makes an excellent accompaniment to grilled chicken.


Lee said...

In fact, the cranberries probably are nicer than the sultanas in this, Pat.

It looks very tasty. I'll have to try it.

I'm having good old fish & chips today...not wrapped in newspaper, unfortunately! :)


That looks tasty,except, as I am a vegan, I could not use honey.

Tonight I made tabouli, mashed acorn squash(peppered), roast carrots and a nice garden salad massaged with an oil and vinegar dressing with hemp and flas seeds added for extra vitamins/protein. It was delicious, and enough for 2 more meals.
I also made a lentil soup (which I squeeze fresh lemon on at the table) but it was too much for me to have a starter as well. I freeze such soups though so I always have that on hand.


BTW I have always found radicchio to be so bitter. Does the honey make a difference?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm glad you like the idea, Lee. Hope you enjoyed the fish and chips! Thanks, Uber. I'm sure you'll think of a substitute for the honey. The meals you describe sound delicious. And yes, the honey makes a big difference.

Whispering Walls said...

I'm definitely going to try that one - grazie!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I am honoured, WW.

Liz Hinds said...

that's very unusual.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

And it worked, Liz.


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