Pasta With Radicchio

Ingredients

1 Treviso radicchio head - (1/2 lb)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt, to taste
1/2 pound penne pasta
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation

1
Trim the ends from the radicchio. Cut the radicchio in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Thinly slice.
2
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the radicchio and cook until lightly browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Lightly season with salt. Remove the radicchio from the skillet and set aside.
3
Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a 5-quart saucepot. Add salt to taste. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 12 to 14 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
4
Put the pasta in the wok or skillet in which the radicchio was cooked. Add 1/4 cup of the hot pasta water and heat, stirring, then stir in the crumbled cheese. Cook until the cheese forms a creamy sauce coating the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the radicchio. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add additional pasta water if the pasta seems dry.

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Yield:

3.0 to 4 servings

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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am

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