Charred Radicchio with Capers

5 minutes prep 20 minutes active cooking 25 minutes total time
Makes 2-4 servings

This quick, savory recipe is short on prep and long on flavor...

...and works just as well with cabbage as it does radicchio. Capers add a briny pop, while parmesan cheese adds an umami dimension and a splash of vinegar ties it all together.

What You'll Need


For the shopping list

  • 1 head of radicchio
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

From our shop

2 tablespoons (rinsed and patted dry)  Capers in Sea Salt
$20.00– Pantelleria - Sicily
Out of stock

2 tablespoons of  Novo Frantoio
$27.00– Tuscany - Italy
1 teaspoon of  Zinfandel Vinegar
$16.00– Napa - California
1/2 cup of  Parmigiano Reggiano
$9.00– Reggio-Emilia - Italy
To taste  Kosher Sea Salt
$9.00– Gossen Island - Norway


From the kitchen

  • sheet pan
  • mixing bowl
  • 1 chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • vegetable peeler or grater
  • 1 measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • microplaner

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What you'll have to do

Step 1 — Slice the radicchio into wedges about an inch thick and lay out on a sheet pan.

Step 2 — Turn your oven’s broiler to high; roast the radicchio under the broiler until charred, roughly 5-10 minutes depending on your oven.

Step 3 — Remove radicchio from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Add capers to the sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil; set under broiler for 2-5 minutes, until they start to brown and crisp.

Step 4 — Meanwhile, coarsely chop radicchio and transfer to a mixing bowl.

Step 5 — Add roasted capers to the mixing bowl.

Step 6 — Using a vegetable peeler (or grater), shave strips of parmesan directly into the mixing bowl.

Step 7 — Drizzle with olive oil and the vinegar and mix well; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8 — To serve, transfer to a serving bowl and, using a zester or microplane, finely shave more parmesan over the top.

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