Roasted Red Radicchio – Radicchio Rosso

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


To garnish:

  • 50 g Bacon, mixed, mild
  • 1 medium sized Onion, brown
  • 2 medium-sized Cloves of garlic, fresh
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil, cold pressed
  • 1 tbsp Chili oil
  • Salt and black pepper from the mill
  • 1 tsp Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
  • Flaked almonds, (optional)


  • Clean the radicchio, remove the outer leaves, cut in half lengthways and cut out the white and bitter stalk. Rinse off briefly and place in water. Remove the bitter substances for 30 minutes, then strain and drain well.
  • Cut the bacon into thin strips. Cap the onion at both ends, peel and quarter lengthways. Halve the larger, outer quarters lengthways. Cap the garlic at both ends, peel and cut lengthways into strips.
  • In a larger pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil together with the chilli oil, add the lean bacon and fry for 1 minute. Reduce the heat a little and add the onion skins, stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Mix in the garlic cloves. Reduce the heat further and add the radicchio over a low heat. Fry for about 5 minutes, turning twice.
  • Season with salt, the freshly ground pepper and the balsamic vinegar, drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Garnish with almond flakes as an accompaniment to roasted or grilled meat and serve warm.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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