Grilled Radicchio with Balsamic Glaze

Grilled Radicchio with Balsamic Glaze is a delicious and healthy dish that combines the smoky flavors of grilled radicchio with the tangy sweetness of balsamic glaze. This recipe is perfect for those looking to add more vegetables to their diet or for anyone who wants to try something new and exciting on the grill.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of radicchio
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

Prepare the Grill:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure the coals are hot and glowing. If you are using a gas grill, preheat it for about 10 minutes.

Prepare the Radicchio:

Remove any wilted or damaged outer leaves from the radicchio. Cut the head of radicchio into quarters, making sure to keep the core intact. This will help the radicchio hold its shape on the grill.

Season the Radicchio:

Brush each quarter of radicchio with olive oil, making sure to coat all sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Grill the Radicchio:

Place the radicchio quarters on the preheated grill, cut side down. Grill for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the radicchio is slightly charred and wilted. The outer leaves may become crispy, but the inner leaves should remain tender.

Make the Balsamic Glaze:

In a small saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar and honey. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the glaze has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.

Serve:

Transfer the grilled radicchio to a serving platter. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze, making sure to coat each piece evenly. Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • For added flavor, you can sprinkle some crumbled goat cheese or toasted pine nuts over the grilled radicchio before drizzling with the balsamic glaze.
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can also cook the radicchio in a hot skillet or grill pan on the stovetop. Simply follow the same instructions for seasoning and cooking.
  • Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to season the radicchio. Fresh thyme or rosemary would be a great addition.

Grilled Radicchio with Balsamic Glaze is a simple yet elegant dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. The smoky flavor of the grilled radicchio pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy balsamic glaze. Whether you serve it as a side dish or as a main course, this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of summer.

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