Radicchio with caper and balsamic sauce

Radicchio with caper and balsamic sauce

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

This makes a great starter served with bread, or side dish to grilled meats. Long radicchio, called treviso, has a milder flavour than the round, cabbage-shaped variety and cooks particularly well.

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Ingredients

  • treviso radicchio 2
  • olive oil
  • chicken or vegetable stock 100ml
  • butter 15g
  • capers 2 tbsp, rinsed and drained
  • shallots 3, finely sliced
  • balsamic vinegar 4 tbsp (a good quality one)
  • parsley a good handful, chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Quarter the radicchio and lay them cut-side up in a baking dish. Brush with a little oil, pour in the stock and grill under a medium heat for 10 minutes or until the radicchio is tender. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan and add the capers and shallots, fry briefly, then stir in the balsamic and bubble together, then add the parsley. Pour this over the radicchio. Serve with roast or grilled meat or slices of grilled sourdough.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 75
  • Fat 5.5g
  • Saturates 2.2g
  • Carbs 4.2g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 2.4g
  • Salt 0.58g
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