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

mickeygee May 19, 2012 12:18 PM

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?

  1. jackrabbitfreedom Jun 3, 2012 09:58 AM

    "Radish and Jicama Rice"... Grate your radishes and jicama to make a somewhat fluffy rice-like mix. Chop your cilantro, some garlic, maybe some dill and lemon to season your rice with. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar...salt and pepper.... pretty tastey eats!


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      Deborah Jun 3, 2012 08:21 AM

      For medium to large radishes.....slice into 3 or 4 pieces....toss in a little olive oil and wrap in foil. Grill on medium low (lid of barbecue closed) for 20 to 25 minutes. They have steamed and browned a little at the same time. Delicious!

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        MinouLQ Jun 3, 2012 04:58 AM

        I finely dice radishes, scallions and a little fresh dill or parsley and mash it all into some softened cream cheese to slather on my morning bagel.

        1. jayt90 Jun 2, 2012 08:05 AM

          I have a whole row of radishes, and I pickle them.
          Prepare equal parts vinegar and water of .5c each; add 2T honey or 1.5T sugar, and 2T pickling spice. Boil and cool, then add half radishes, and refrigerate 1 day . Will keep for 10 days, but they'll be gone by that time!
          Here is a photo after 1 day,

          1. melpy Jun 1, 2012 08:12 AM

            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
              cheesecake17 Jun 1, 2012 08:47 AM

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

              1. re: cheesecake17
                melpy Jun 3, 2012 04:46 AM

                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.

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              tastesgoodwhatisit May 19, 2012 07:19 PM

              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
                huiray Jun 3, 2012 08:13 AM

                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.

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                mayjay May 19, 2012 05:05 PM

                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
                  scubadoo97 May 19, 2012 08:08 PM

                  Roasted or braised are both very good methods of preparing radishes

                  1. re: mayjay
                    ennuisans Jun 3, 2012 03:29 AM

                    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. Veggo May 19, 2012 03:45 PM

                    Together they go well with tacos of fish or carnitas.

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                    1. re: Veggo
                      EWSflash May 19, 2012 08:02 PM

                      Yes- tacos!

                      1. re: Veggo
                        scubadoo97 May 19, 2012 08:06 PM

                        Spot on Veggo. Fish or most any kind of taco

                      2. melpy May 19, 2012 02:33 PM

                        Love radish and fresh butter sandwiches.

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                        1. re: melpy
                          wyogal May 19, 2012 02:55 PM

                          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
                            blue room Jun 3, 2012 08:48 AM

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

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