I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, April 18, 2008

My Roots Are Showing

Radishes are one of those roots I tend to forget about until I see a gorgeous bunch of them in the grocery store or farmers market just calling to me. For the most part I just like munching on them as is, they are so crunchy and have that nice peppery bite. I didn’t realize that they were part of the mustard family until I read it somewhere. It seems that radishes are most commonly used in their raw state but for something different try cooking with them, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

Ruby Radishes

3 Tablespoons butter
20-25 red radishes (leave whole)
2 Teaspoons sugar
2 Teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. snipped fresh dill
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt butter over medium heat, add radishes and toss to coat with butter. Cover pan and cook for 4 minutes, shaking occasionally. Add sugar and vinegar; cook for 1 minute more then sprinkle with dill and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Carla said...

I don't like radishes. The taste just doesn't appeal to me. My parents love them though, so maybe I'll make this dish for them.

Julie said...

I didn't like them at all growing up but then as I got older developed a taste for them. Your parents will enjoy these Carla they have a very nice flavor.

Rochelle R. said...

I never liked radishes until I grew them in my garden a few years ago. I haven't tried cooking them, but I will now. These sound good.

Julie said...

Cooking leaves them with a slightly milder flavor Rochelle, enjoy.

Chris said...

Thanks for this! I haven't had radishes since....well, I can't remember. I am not a fan of them raw, and I have never seen a recipe with them cooked. This is a good one to start with!

Julie said...

You are welcome Chris, enjoy.