Looking for a quick, meatless pasta meal? This recipe was found in the November 2009 Cooking Light Magazine. I tried it about a week ago. This recipe includes radicchio. Radicchio is a small, tight-leaved head of lettuce. It is sold in head form at the grocery store and is a beautiful white and red color. This leafy vegetable is quite bitter. Pairing the radicchio with sweet caramelized onion and cutting through with some acidic white wine was a great choice. I have to say this dish has quite a balanced flavor. I added a bit more red pepper flake as I thought this recipe could use a bit more heat behind the scenes. Reader beware: If you’re bitter-averse, you may not like this dish. I’ve found several comments online where people were not impressed. My assumption is that the radicchio was too strong a flavor for their taste. It’s not for everyone!
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