I sliced up about 10 radishes tonight and braised them in a skillet with baby greens from my garden (chard, kale, collards, spinach) with a tiny bit of butter, salt, and pepper and they were fantastic! And what a pretty side dish it made! Even my husband who hates radishes gobbled them down!
Grew up on grandmothers radish crepes:
1 cup of thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup of creme fraiche or light sour cream
2 dozen crepes prepared ahead
coarse ground pepper
Spread cream on open crepe, add a handful of sliced radish. Sprikle salt & pepper, roll crepe into a triangle and serve room temp.
Oh radishes, dear radishes! I do love them. Radishes really are great with sweet butter and a little salt. Braished radishes are delicious. Here's a link that includes Deborah Madison's recipe: http://www.sunbowfarm.com/newsletters...
Yesterday we had lovely sandwiches--homemade bread, cracked pepper goat cheese, arugala, and radishes. They were wonderfully peppery sandwiches. I've also been known to have a butter and radish sandwich. Also consider salads in which radishes star rather than radishes as a small ingredient of a green salad.
Ina Gartner did them on a show once, simply served with a sweet butter..You can make radish "roses" and fill them with sweet butter ( sometimes combined with garlic), or do the French thing of spreading sweet butter on some good French bread and then layering it with thinly sliced radishes....Simple but delicious
This should get you started ... with ideas on what to do with the greens too. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/291777
The recipes in order of success were
- pickled radish greens, nice and crunchy. Surprisingly pleasant and addictive.
- Raw radish greens mixed with green salad, pine nuts, chicken and orange slices
- Cottage cheese salad with sliced radishes, oranges and cinnamon
- Roasted radishes with lavender salt
- Sautéed or braised radish greens. Really spinach tasting.
- Orange and Radish Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette
- Radish with radish greens
- Braised Radishes With Red Wine Vinegar
- Sautéed Radishes
- Mashed radishes. Yeah, as bad as it sounds
A few Chow recipes:
Pickled Radish and Sweet Butter Tea Sandwiches
Butterhead Lettuce with Spring Radishes and Peas with White Balsamic Dressing
This Chowhound Digest article about radish varieties has a link to more info with recipes at the end.
More general radish info with "Flavor Affinities: Chicken livers, chives, lettuce, mild fish, mint, scallions, scallops, smoked salmon, sweet butter, vinaigrette."