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Storage radish- what to do?

happybellynh Feb 7, 2011 12:35 PM

I just got my last winter CSA share, and in it were three strange looking objects... apparently storage, or winter, radish. They look just like beets, but very hard, with black (seriously- black... not a dark version of some other color) skin and white flesh.

What on earth should I do with them?

  1. chefathome Feb 7, 2011 12:50 PM

    Lucky you! Before you use them, as the skin is thicker, peel them. They technically should be somewhat milder BUT not necessarily so. They can be peppery and pungent, in a good way. My favourite is to braise them. Although I have not tried to do so, you can slice thinly and make them into chips. They can basically be used the same way as summer radishes.

    1. monavano Feb 7, 2011 12:52 PM

      You could do a simple oven roast with evoo, s and p. Toss with a little butter before serving.

      1. chefj Feb 7, 2011 02:56 PM

        They are called Black Spanish Radishes. if you do a search on that name you will turn up plenty of uses and recipes for them.
        They are very versatile and delicious.

        1. monavano Feb 7, 2011 03:16 PM


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            happybellynh Feb 7, 2011 04:26 PM

            Great link- tons of good ideas... thanks!

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