Roast Lamb with Radicchio
This recipe of roast lamb with radicchio use spices like cinnamon sticks and star anise to give an otherwise ordinary Italian dish a nice oriental twist.
The extraordinary thing about radicchio is that it can be served as a salad or boiled and baked as other leafy vegetables such as spinach. In fact, the bitter spicy flavour mellows with preparation. Just try to use radicchio for stuffed pasta as in these mezzelune or give the inimitable gnocchi with pancetta radicchio and blue cheese a go.
The best way to bring about the unique flavours of the slightly bitter Italian chicory is, however, this recipe that combines lamb and radicchio with spices like cinnamon sticks and star anise, giving an otherwise ordinary Italian dish a magic oriental twist.