Rolled Pasta With Radicchio, And Pancetta

Course : Italian
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

8 ounces dried penne or farfalle
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 small shallots -- chopped
2 ounces pancetta -- (Italian bacon), diced
1 head radicchio -- (or 1 lb., belgian endive) slic
1 strips to yeild 2 cups
2 tablespoons unsalted butter -- cut into peices
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt and fresh ground pepper
 

Preparation / Directions:

**Garganelli con Radicchio, Pancetta e Aceto Balsamico** [NOTE: Garganelli is a difficult-to-prepare fresh pasta. For instructions consult a pasta cookbook. Otherwise, substitute dried penne or farfalle.] 1. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt, then the dried pasta. Cook till "al dente" (8-10 minutes). 2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat the olive oil with the shallots and pancetta until the shallots have softened and pancetta begins to crisp. Add radicchio and sauté‚until it wilts. 3. Scrape contents of skillet into a bowl. Toss to combine ingredients, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. From Chicago Tibune Magazine, May 2, 1993 recipes provided by Marta Pulini, chef of Le Madri (New York City) posted by Bud Cloyd


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