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       Title: Radicchio And Goat Cheese Gratin With Balsami
  Categories: New, Text, Import
       Yield: 4 servings
  
  
         2 lg heads radicchio quartered
   :          lengthwise
         2 oz virgin olive oil
         8    sage leaves
         8 oz soft goat cheese --
   :          (preferably Coach Farm)
         1 TB fresh rosemary leaves, --
   :          finely chopped
         1 lg egg
         4 TB Parmesan cheese, -- grated
         2 TB balsamic vinegar -- plus 4
   :          tablespoons
   :          Salt and freshly ground
   :          pepper
   
   Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
   
   In a large 12 to 14-inch saute pan heat the olive oil
   over medium heat. Place the radicchio quarters in the
   oil 4 at a time and saute cut side down until lightly
   brown on both cut sides. Set aside and repeat with the
   remaining 4 quarters. Let cool.
   
   While the pan is still hot, saute the 8 sage leaves
   until crisp and brown, set aside.
   
   In a mixing bowl stir together the goat cheese,
   rosemary, egg, Parmesan and 2 tablespoons balsamic
   vinegar until well blended.
   
   Pack about 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture on top
   of each radicchio quarter, smoothing over to form a
   slightly rounded top. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until
   the goat cheese has started to brown slightly. Remove
   from oven, sprinkle with remaining balsamic vinegar
   and garnish with 2 sage leaves each. Season with salt
   and pepper. Serve hot.
   
   Yield: 4 servings as an antipasto
   
   Recipe By     :MOLTO MARIO SHOW #MB5622
   
                                         Date: Tue, 29
   Oct 1996 23:09:23 -0500
  
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