Sausage with Caramelized Red Onions and Radicchio

Sausage w Caramelized Red Onions and Radicchio_WebWhen you visit Italy in the middle of winter, as I did, you had better like radicchio. This is a country that takes seasonality very seriously, and since radicchio is one of the few salad greens available in the winter you eat it often. I admit to being a bit intimidated since I had heard it was bitter, but tossed with a bit of balsamic vinegar, good olive oil and a lot of salt and pepper, radicchio is out of this world. When I returned to the US, I started adding radicchio to many of my salads, but I never cooked it. I don’t know why, but I thought I wouldn’t like it. However, this recipe wooed me. Maybe it was the sausage, or maybe it was the caramelized red onions. Either way, it had enough other things going for it for me to give it a shot and I’m glad I did.

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