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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Italian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Polenta, cooked as above
                         Olive oil
    1       md           Head radicchio
      1/4   c            Olive oil
                         Salt & pepper
                         Vinegar, optional
   Preheat a broiler or fire up a grill.  Cut the cooled polenta into 1
   1/2 X 3 rectangles & brush lightly with olive oil.  To grill, cook
   the polenta until it is lightly crispy & marked with the
   characteristic brown stripes on both sides.  To broil, set thepolenta
   on a broiler pan about 4 from the heat & broil, turning once, until
   the slices are golden & slightly crisp at the edges. Remove & set on
   a platter.
   While the polenta is broiling, discard any bruised outside leaves of
   the radicchio, cut it in half lengthwise & then cut into quarters.
   Wash & dry each piece carefully.  Drizzle half the olive oil over the
   radicchio & season with salt & pepper.  Set on an oiled broiler or on
   the barbecue. As the radicchio begins to soften & darken in colour,
   turn it to broil evenly.
   Using your fingers or a knife, tear or cut the grilled radicchio into
   small pieces.  Arrange over the polenta & drizzle with the rest of the
   olive oil & vinegar if you desire.  Taste for salt.  Add freshly
   ground pepper & serve hot or at rom temperature.
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