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Oct 3, 2012 08:11 PM

What to do with radishes (for someone who hates radishes)?

I will eat anything, but the one thing on this earth that I find revolting are radishes. My neighbor grows all sorts of veggies and brought me a basket of watermelon radishes. Can I do anything with these to make them edible (to me)? How are pickled radishes? Any other ideas?

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        +1 on the roasting. Absolutely mellows their flavor right now.

      2. I hate 'em too, so I give them to the neighbors.
        I have used them to top off a salad but I make the pieces big enough so I can pick them out.

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        1. re: todao

          David Chang has a wonderful quick recipe for pickled radishes. Highly recommended.

          1. re: cwdonald

            Making this today! Thanks for the post.

            It's officially radish season in my neck of the woods (or , um desert)

        2. I like them shredded in coleslaw or salad. This might lessen the impact of the radish flavor in any given bite.

          1. If you like tuna, this is one of my absolute all-time favorites: There are a lot of other flavors so the radish is not too strong. I sometimes use capers in place of the olives if I happen to have them around.

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            1. re: ErnieD

              This recipe looks great! I'm making this with some of my CSA radishes!

              I have load and loads of radishes to use. Making pickles with some, as well.

              1. cut in half and saute in a combo of butter and olive oil. you only need to cook them for maybe 10 minutes at low/medium heat. sprinkle with sea salt. they become sweet and delicious. totally different than when raw (tho i actually love them raw too.) then you can experiment with adding herbs.

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                1. re: mariacarmen

                  Yes roasted sauteed or braised radish is a beautiful thing. They turn a light pink when braised