Radicchio that's not bitter and nasty
- dixieday Aug 2, 2005 05:55 PM
I hate radicchio. Maybe it's a hangout from when I was lonely and living in Italy and it was a huge part of every salad, but to me it's bitter as remorse, or bile--take your metaphorical pick. That said, I got a big head of it in my CSA veggie box today. Since I don't want to waste it or eat it raw, how can I cook it so it doesn't taste like medicine? I don't have an outdoor grill or grillpan, so grilling, alas, is out. Any suggestions appreciated!
I made a recipe from Pasta e Verdura by Jack Bishop that used braised radicchio with tomato and onion for the sauce. It was good. Not the most amazing thing I've ever had, but definitely a nice use for radicchio, not bitter, and easy to make. I'm sorry that I can't give you the recipe; I'm in the middle of moving and all my cookbooks have been packed. You could probably get the book from the library, though. Good luck. :)