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OrganicLife May 28, 2007 03:19 AM

Hello all,

I've been growing radishes in my garden and I also have been buying them regularly at farm markets. I'm slicing them and tossing them into salads. What else could I do with radishes?

  1. rworange May 28, 2007 05:21 AM

    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:

    Bread-and-Butter Radishes

    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."

    Other Chowhound topics with radish uses

    2 Replies
    1. re: rworange
      HillJ May 28, 2007 04:09 PM

      lol rwo...you a fan of radishes by chance?

      1. re: HillJ
        rworange May 28, 2007 04:26 PM

        Actually, no. The visual appeal got to me. However, after that I learned to appreciate them more. They are quite good roasted.

    2. m
      moh May 28, 2007 05:46 AM

      If you are a fan of kimchi, radishes make great kimchi

      1. jinet12 May 28, 2007 06:15 AM

        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

        1. d
          debbiel May 28, 2007 07:52 AM

          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.

          1. h
            HillJ May 28, 2007 09:45 AM

            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
            kosher salt
            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.

            1. starlady May 28, 2007 02:01 PM

              Pickle 'em! Yummy!

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              1. re: starlady
                OrganicLife May 28, 2007 03:44 PM

                WOW! So many great ideas! Thanks!!

              2. malenky May 29, 2007 08:42 AM

                I love them with smoked salmon. Usually just with Wasa crackers and a little goat cheese.

                1. l
                  Louise May 29, 2007 01:57 PM

                  They're also good chopped and mixed into salsa.
                  Or guacamole, but then you have to eat it asap or it gets less nice.

                  2 Replies
                  1. re: Louise
                    OrganicLife May 29, 2007 05:15 PM

                    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!

                    1. re: OrganicLife
                      debbiel May 29, 2007 08:51 PM

                      Sounds wonderful, OrganicLife! I'm glad you've found some ideas you can use.

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