Bacon Vinaigrette with Grilled Radicchio
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 heads radicchio, quartered
In a small non- reactive bowl combine all ingredients except radicchio. Whisk until emulsion is formed and reserve at room temperature.
Place quartered radicchio onto a hot grill or grill pan. Cook on each side for approximately 2 minutes per side. You are looking to achieve slightly wilted edges.
Remove from the grill and place onto a plate. Cover with a stainless steel bowl and allow steam to continue cooking radicchio for 5 minutes.
Drizzle vinaigrette over radicchio wedges and serve immediately.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes