Balsamic-Marinated Radicchio with Fresh Ricotta
| dish: side|
Preheat broiler. Whisk together vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, 1/2 c oil, and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Put radicchio in a 4-sided sheet pan and toss with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, turning occasionally, until slightly wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add hot radicchio to balsamic marinade, gently toss to coat. Cover bowl (to keep heat in) and marinate, tossing once or twice, at least 1 hour.
Transfer radicchio to a serving dish, pouring some of marinade over top. Scatter basil over radicchio. Drizzle ricotta with oil in a small bowl and serve with radicchio.
Gourmet, May 2009, by Kay Chun