Credit for this fantastic summer recipe goes to a dear family friend who introduced me to it last year. Wonderfully fresh-tasting and requiring almost no cooking, it's one of those perfect easy-to-whip-up dishes you can serve alongside your favorite grill fare.
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ head of radicchio, sliced into ½-inch strips
- Olive oil
- 3 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 3 teaspoons sherry vinegar
- 2 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
- Salt, to taste
- 4-5 leaves fresh basil, chiffonade
Combine the red onion and radicchio in a pan over medium-low heat and sauté with a drizzle of olive oil for about 5 minutes. Once the ingredients have cooked and softened slightly, add in the red wine and sherry vinegars. Sitr to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat and add to a medium-sized serving bowl.
Next, take the raw corn (I remove the kernels by running down the ear of corn with a chef's knife) and add it to the serving bowl with the other ingredients. Toss again and season with salt to taste. To serve, garnish with fresh basil.