Grilled Radicchio Salad with Sherry-Mustard Dressing


The Recipe


The Wine


The Dinner Music


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for drizzling

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon Sherry wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 6 green onions, trimmed

  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise with some core still attached to each piece

  • 1 large head of red leaf lettuce, quartered lengthwise with some core still attached to each piece

  • 1 medium head of radicchio, quartered through core, with some core still attached to each piece




Allegrini 2005 Amarone - Red Wine

Red Wine by Allegrini from Veneto, Italy. Made from Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes following a thousand-year old appassimento tradition of the Valpolicella region: After the grapes are hand-harvested, they are left to dry for three - four months in shallow racks, stored in a well-ventilated, state-of-the-art drying facility. The result is a super rich and concentrated wine. Amarone is an iconic wine, and is extremely important not just to the Valpolicella region, but to Italian winemaking on the whole. This ruby-red wine displays warm and spicy aromas of dried cherries, plums, mocha, fig and sweet spice. On the palate it is well-structured, velvety and elegant. This wine makes an excellent pairing with roasted or grilled meats and game, hearty casseroles, aged cheeses and it also pairs brilliantly with Middle Eastern or Asian cuisine-even sushi! This versatile wine is ready to drink now, but will age beautifully for years to come.


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    Whisk 3 tablespoons olive oil and next 4 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

    Arrange green onions, lettuces, and radicchio on baking sheets. Drizzle lightly with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill vegetables until beginning to wilt, 1 minute per side for red leaf lettuce, 1 1/2 minutes per side for romaine, 2 minutes per side for green onions, and 3 minutes per side for radicchio. Transfer vegetables to baking sheets.

    Cut cores from all grilled greens. Cut grilled radicchio crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips. Cut grilled lettuces crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips; chop green onions. Place vegetables in large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.

    Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit | August 2007