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Griddled (or fried) radicchio is smoky and tender and can either be eaten as a side or in a salad. It goes well topped with a few curls or Pecorino and eated with a grilled steak, chicken, or Italian-style sausages. Or combine it in a salad with sweet and salty accompaniments such as blue cheese, mozzarella and pears.


  • 1 head of radicchio, cut into 1.5cm wedges, leaves still joined at the core
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Heat a ridged or frying pan then griddle the radicchio wedges on a medium heat until browned on both sides and starting to wilt.
  2. Whisk together all the remaining ingredients in a shallow bowl to make a dressing and season.
  3. As you remove the wedges from the griddle, place them straight in the dressing and gently toss them to coat.
  4. Check the seasoning before serving.
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