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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Roasted Radishes with Wilted Radish Greens


     I never thought I liked radishes.  But then, I had only ever had the ones from the store.  Fresh radishes, right from the garden are a completely different thing altogether.  But even if you don't like fresh spring radishes, you have to give these a try.  Roasted they are yet a completely different version of themselves.  The peppery bite almost disappears and their sweetness  shines through.



    It used to be that I would only use the root part of these kinds of vegetables.  Then I learned the fun things you can do with beet greens.  Now I look forward to the greens as much as the vegetables themselves.  In fact, Matt loves beet greens but will only eat the obligatory one beet a year in order to prove to himself that he still doesn't like them.  He happily plants them though so I will put the greens in things.  I don't have to get everything he does... good thing too, 'cause sometime he's a strange creature! ;-)

    So please, go to your farmer's market (or your backyard garden) and get some radishes.  Cut them up, add a little olive oil, salt and pepper and give them a quick roast.  Wilt the greens and add a little butter to finish them off (because you know butter makes everything better!) You could even get sassy and give them a quick squeeze of lemon.  But I prefer mine simple and just a bit salty.  MMM! You are going to love it!

Roasted Radishes

Ingredients:

about 15-20 radishes or just a nice size bunch of them
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
greens from the radishes, stems removed and very roughly chopped
1 T butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut small radishes in half and bigger ones in quarters.  Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and place in cast iron skillet or other oven safe skillet.
  3. Roast for about 20 minutes, stirring (or just giving the pan a couple good shakes) half way through. They should be fork tender when you remove them.
  4. Place them on stove and top with chopped greens.  Cook over medium if needed to wilt the greens.  Finish at the last minute by melting butter over the radishes and a sprinkle of sea salt.

19 comments:

  1. This is exactly my experience. I never did like radishes until I saw someone roast them on tv. We happened to have some for Pops growing in the garden. Although I was skeptical I decided to give roasting them a try. Now we grow them for salads and for roasting. So good!

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    1. They really are quite good! And the greens are good too!

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  2. Roasted Radishes have been on my list to try, and I just never get to it. I really need to make this!

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    1. You HAVE to try them! They are so darn good!

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  3. That's it! I'm gonna just have to roast some darned radishes. I keep hearing about them, and these look delish!!

    Mollie

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    1. Do it! Do it! Do it! I hope you love them!

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  4. This is GREAT !!
    My Mom used to looooooooooove it, and I haven't eaten roasted radish in such a long time
    Thanks for reminding me. Definitely going to try making it myself :)

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    1. I hope you have some soon! We really enjoy this version. I really should try them other ways, but it's hard to not go with something you know you love!

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  5. Love how easy, light and yummy this sounds!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Radishes are so darn good this way. Thank you!

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  6. Wow Carlee these roasted radishes look so good!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. :)

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    1. It is my favorite way to have a radish! Thanks, Julie!

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  7. Wow I have never thought to eat radishes this way Thanks for the recipe~Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

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    1. They are so good roasted. I hope you give it a try! Thanks, Kim!

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  8. I just had to tell you that I'm going to try roasting my radishes tonight. I plant them as a companion plant to attract bugs even though I'm not very fond of peppery radishes, and I just pulled a huge amount of them out of the garden. Mine are really peppery due to how hot and humid it's been, so I'm hoping that roasting them corrects that a bit. I never would of thought of roasting them, great idea!

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    1. I hope you love them! I do like early spring radishes fresh, but this time of year roasted is the only way to go. You'll have to let me know what you think!!

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  9. Ooo...I could definitely eat a large bowl of this! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my AMAZING Facebook Group with over 300 Members to share easy craft projects and recipes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

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  10. I have never actually had radishes. These look delicious, I should give them a try I think. :)

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    1. You definitely should! Fresh spring radishes are delicious!

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