Pan-roasted Radicchio

Radicchio in Padella

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

There are several ways of cooking radicchio: you don’t have to save it exclusively for salads. This recipe is ideal for a quick lunch with grilled steak or chops.


  • 4 heads radicchio
  • 2 oz (50 g) butter or


Wash and dry the radicchio and cut it into halves or quarters, depending upon its size. Melt the butter in a heavy pan (or, if using oil, heat it slightly) and lay the radicchio in it. Cook on either side for about 4 minutes or until just tender. If you cover the pan, the radicchio will be soft; if you leave the pan uncovered, it will be crisp - the choice is yours. Sprinkle with salt and peppe