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cooked radishes

tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 04:24 PM

It occurs to me I only ever eat radishes raw; seems the vast amount of recipes for them don't involve cooking either (e.g. salads).

How have you cooked/eaten radishes? Any great dishes I'm just blanking on?

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  1. Scrapironchef RE: tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 04:28 PM

    My MIL used to cook (boil) radishes when my wife was a kid, to his day I can't get her to even look at one raw or cooked.

    Daikon show up cooked in Japanese cuisine, most notably in Oden. After trying it I can understand my wife better.

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      paulj RE: Scrapironchef Jul 19, 2009 10:31 PM

      I just tried a Korean daikon, which is fatter and squatter than the Japanese. It is also sharper, more like the small Western ones.

    2. LNG212 RE: tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 04:50 PM

      Lots of great recipes in this recent thread called "radishes are in season, now what" --
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627649

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        tatamagouche RE: LNG212 Jul 19, 2009 06:22 PM

        Braised! Who'd've thunk! What a great thread.

        As for pickled, that just slipped my mind—love pickled radish

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          LNG212 RE: tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 08:03 PM

          I never would have thought either. I ended up making carmelized radish pizza and it was really good. I love learning new things on this site.

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            Wahooty RE: tatamagouche Jul 19, 2009 08:09 PM

            And in a similar vein, grilled. Put them in foil with some butter and seasonings...oh holy God are they good.

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            coney with everything RE: LNG212 Jul 20, 2009 09:59 AM

            I use a recipe from James Peterson's cookbook "Vegetables" (very good reference, BTW). Braise them in beef broth and a bit of sugar till radishes are tender and broth has cooked down to a glaze. Season to taste. VERY good.

          3. foxy fairy RE: tatamagouche Jul 21, 2009 09:20 AM

            Yes, braised! I was so surprised that I just really enjoyed radishes when braised. I forgot about that! I used the guidelines in Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

            We had a garden with radishes when I was little, and I was never very excited about them. That changed when I tried the braised radishes. mmm.

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              FrankDrakman RE: tatamagouche Jul 21, 2009 09:55 AM

              Until I saw this thread, I actually never thought of cooking radishes! Have to try some of these ideas.

              But one way I really like raw radishes is sliced and served along side burgers or hot dogs instead of potato chips. Still crunchy, hardly any salt, and no fat.

              1. JungMann RE: tatamagouche Jul 22, 2009 07:56 AM

                I saw a blog recipe for a tortilla espanola made with radishes instead of potatoes. Apparently once cooked they closely resemble potatoes with a slightly pepper bite.

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                  mlgb RE: tatamagouche Jul 22, 2009 04:22 PM

                  Madhur Jaffrey has a recipe in Taste of India that is excellent, using the radishes and their leaves together, chopped, and stir-fried/simmered with chiles, coriander, cumin and turmeric.

                  Her comment is that it was traditionally made with white radishes in Uttar Pradesh.

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                    tatamagouche RE: mlgb Jul 22, 2009 08:20 PM

                    Jaffrey's the bomb. If I may. Thanks for the heads up.

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