Radicchio is simply a variety of chicory. In Italy you can find it in a round or an elongated shape. It can be eaten both like a salad and served heated: baked or fried. The recipe below is quick and very easy to prepare. But it’s not a typical Italian dish, you should treat it more as an Italian inspiration.
Salsiccia (raw Italian sausage) with radicchio
500 g of raw Italian sausage
400 g of radicchio
2 tablespoons olive oil (not extra-virgine)
½ teaspoon chilli powder
salt to taste
a rosemary branch as a decoration
Served with: red dry wine (can be Merlot type) or beer
Start from chopping radicchio into small pieces. Then squeeze meat from a sausage skin to a big pan and fry it for about 2 min. Add chilly, then vegetable, mix and keep frying for about 6-8 minutes until radicchio is ready. You can serve with fresh bread or baked potatoes.