This simple and magical combination of ingredients includes vin cotto (aged vinegar), the superb blue cheese blu di bufala and radicchio (or the milder Castelfranco that Mirarchi prefers). It’s a very Italian dish, but Mirarchi gives it a personal imprint by adding fish sauce to the dressing.
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Recipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
2 heads of radicchio or Castelfranco (see Note), trimmed and leaves separated
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Asian fish sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges for serving
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar, plus more to taste
3 ounces blu di bufala or Gorgonzola piccante cheese, crumbled
Vin cotto or aged balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
How to Make It
In a large bowl, combine the radicchio leaves with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the fish sauce and lemon juice; toss to coat the leaves.
In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the radicchio and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until it is golden in spots and just wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the white balsamic vinegar.
Transfer the radicchio to plates and top with the cheese. Drizzle with the vin cotto and serve with lemon wedges.
Castelfranco is a mild member of the radicchio family. It has pale yellow or green leaves with red speckles.
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