Seasonal Recipes

Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Capers

Serves 2

handful hazelnuts
shallot, minced
teaspoon grainy mustard
teaspoon honey
Sherry vinegar
Good olive oil
head radicchio
2 good quality eggs, hard-boiled and chopped
handful capers, soaked and patted dry
In a dry skillet, lightly toast the hazelnuts for a few minutes, then place them between layers of parchment paper and wipe them of their skins. You may want to do this in rounds, as some will release easier than others. Discard the skins from the paper to keep things tidy as you go. 
Gently crush nuts by pressing on them with the flat side of a knife. Return nuts to skillet and toast again until they become fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes. 

Whisk together the minced shallot, mustard, honey, vinegar, and a glug of olive oil. Taste as you add the vinegar, first adding a just a spoonful and then more as needed. Adjust to your taste.

Cut radicchio into wedges and stagger on plates. 

Top with crumbled egg, then the hazelnuts and capers. Dress with vinaigrette and enjoy.