Do you like Radicchio?
Radicchio is sometimes known as Italian chicory. It is grown as a lead vegetable which usually has white-veined red leaves. It has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows when it is grilled or roasted. It can also be used to add color and zest to salads.
For November's Taste & Create challenge, I was paired up with the blog In My Box and found this simple but, new and curious recipe for Radicchio with Balsamic Vinegar. I say curious because she spoke so highly of radicchio and how much she loved it so very much, I thought, "I have to try this!" I had never tried Radicchio. What a perfect time to try radicchio! :)
I really do like trying new things whether I end up puting them on my "favourites" list or not, at least I have tried one more thing in the world. Right?
What did I think of Radicchio? Ummm...didn't like it. Sorry, *shrug*
My husband asked if it was poisinous because of it's harshly bitter taste and he wouldn't go past the first bite. Haha!
Now, I am not judging anyone who adores this and the more I ate the more I got used to the taste but, still. No thanks on the radicchio. It's OK if you like it, I am by no means condemning. This is a wonderful and delicious recipe if you like radicchio.
So, this is a shout-out-recipe to all those Radicchio lovers out there.
ENJOY on my behalf.
-Cut Radicchio in half lengthwise and then cut each half in half again.
-Heat 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil in a pan and add radicchio.
-Use tongs to turn and sautee in oil until wilted.
-Add freshly ground salt and pepper.
-Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle 2 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 tbs red wine, and a teeny bit more olive oil and salt and pepper to your liking.
-Serve as a side dish.
I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!