Recipe: Braised Radicchio with Onions and Raisins Recipe - Redicchio Brasato

from Kyle Phillips


  • 4 heads radicchio 
  • A red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (60 g) raisins, plumped for a half hour in warm water to cover
  • A 3-inch (7.5 cm) sprig of fresh rosemary 
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar, ideally white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Rinse the radicchio quite well and quarter each plant lengthwise.

Peel and slice the onion. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a broad skillet and sauté the onion over a gentle flame. When the onion has wilted and become pale brown (don't let it burn) add the vinegar and a pinch of salt.

Add the radicchio, the rosemary, and -- after draining them -- the raisins. Sprinkle a little water over all, season to taste with salt and pepper, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve at once, with a roast or a stew.


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