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May 19, 2012 12:18 PM

Looking for ideas for radishes and cilantro (don't have to be together)

Just got back from the first farmers market in the area and bought a bunch of radishes and cilantro, but don't really know what to do with them. I use cilantro in a few dishes, but not nearly in the quantity that I have, and radishes I've only used as garnish. Ideas on what I can do with either of them?

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  1. Love radish and fresh butter sandwiches.

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    1. re: melpy

      That was going to be my suggestion. I like it on white sandwich bread.
      One can also cook radishes, or chop them for a salad. Here's a google image search (just to get you started on some ideas)

      1. re: melpy

        Also nice --1/2 butter, 1/2 blue cheese, mashed together for the radish sandwich.

      2. Together they go well with tacos of fish or carnitas.

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          1. re: Veggo

            Spot on Veggo. Fish or most any kind of taco

          2. We've found ourselves w/ way too many radishes, and for the first time I just roasted them in a roasting pan. It's really good and a completely different flavor than raw.

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            1. re: mayjay

              Roasted or braised are both very good methods of preparing radishes

              1. re: mayjay

                I had both radishes and small beets getting old on me so I roasted both together with a bell pepper. Not a bad combo overall.

              2. Japanese cooking uses daikon (the big white radishes) a lot in cooked dishes - I think the smaller radishes would work well in the same recipes. They're wonderful stewed with pork or beef, in a soy based sauce.

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                1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

                  So does "Chinese" (in the various different regional cuisines) and Korean cuisines. :-)

                  Western-type radishes (especially the longer ones) work well in Western-style stews and braises as well as in some East/SE Asian dishes too. I like French Breakfast radishes , for example, in a stew with bone-in short ribs. Just one example.

                2. Just ended up using them together!
                  Cold soba noodles with radishes marinated in rice vinegar and mirin, thinned peanut butter ad sesame oil with chopped cilantro.

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                  1. re: melpy

                    How do ou get the soba noodles and PB not a clumpy mess?

                    1. re: cheesecake17

                      I heat the PBS and add a little water or another liquid that is already part of what I am making. I used a microwave to heat a tbsp or two of natural PB.