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Recipe

Balsamic Marinade

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup chiffonade of basil
  • 1 head of radicchio, quartered
  • 2 Creole or Beefsteak tomato, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1 zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups sliced assorted wild mushrooms (chantrelles, shiitaki, oyster, etc.)
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 pound blanched asparagus spears

Directions

  • Preheat the grill. Season the vegetables with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place all the vegetables on the grill (except for the mushrooms) and grill for 2 minutes on each side. In a mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, shallots, garlic, and basil together. Season the marinade with salt an pepper. Remove the vegetables from the grill. In a glass souffle bowl, alternate layering the different vegetables. Pour the marinade over the vegetables and allow to marinate for 12 hours or overnight. Either serve the vegetables in the glass container or on a platter. Garnish with parsley.