-2 large heads radicchio
-3 T. butter
-¼ c. water
-2 c. heavy cream
-4 T. Parmesan cheese
-2 T. butter
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1 lb. penne, linguini or other pasta
Remove core and outer leaves of radicchio, and chop fine.
In saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons butter, and sauté radicchio until wilted. Add 2 ounces water and simmer for 2 minutes. Taste radicchio. If radicchio is no longer bitter, let it simmer until soft and water has evaporated. If it remains bitter, pour off excess water, add another 1/4 cup of water and simmer until it is soft and water evaporates. The double simmering should remove any bitterness.
Reduce heat under radicchio to very low, add cream and cook until sauce is thick and reduced, about 10 to 20 minutes.
While sauce is cooking, prepare the penne, linguini or other pasta.
When ready, drain it and mix with sauce. Add Parmesan and 2 tablespoons butter.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
-1 lg. bu. kale, rinse, dry and remove stems
-1 sm. head radicchio, rinse, remove outer leaves and core
-1 ½ c. farro (or other favorite whole grain)
-3 c. water
-1 t. salt
-1 lg. garlic clove, minced
-¼ c. lemon juice, fresh squeezed
-1 t. miso paste, white or yellow
-¼ c. + 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
-¼ t. ground pepper
-½ t. fine sea salt
-¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese
-½ c. raw walnuts, chopped
Combine the farro in a medium saucepan with the water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer covered until the farro is tender, 20 – 45 minutes. Cooking time depends on if you are using pearled farro or whole farro. I prefer whole farro and am patient with the 45 minutes. It’s hard to overcook farro.
Drain the farro and transfer to a large bowl to cool. Once cool, cover and refrigerate.
Chop the kale into bite size pieces. Place the kale in a large salad bowl. Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, miso, ¼ cup olive oil, ground pepper and salt. Pour this dressing over the kale. With clean hands massage the dressing into the kale.
Chop the radicchio and toss into the salad along with ½ cup Parmesan, walnuts and farro. Taste and drizzle with additional olive oil or salt if needed. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Top with remaining Parmesan prior to serving. Enjoy!