Radishes from Top to Toe

Fresh from the garden onto the plate.

Fresh from the garden onto the plate.

When I was 5 years old, I was forced to eat a bowl of radishes dipped in salt. I never thought I would ever eat one of those fuschia pink vegetables ever again! Well, never say never. Over the past few years, I have been growing radishes in my garden since it is good at keeping weeds at bay. Needless to say, these radishes have become prolific so I decided to figure out how I could enjoy these bright coloured, little globes. Good news, I recently have been experimenting with various techniques of raw and braised radishes and eureka! I now love braised radishes with their greens also being used in the recipe.

Cleaned, cut and ready to be braised

Cleaned, cut and ready to be braised

Braised Radishes on Sauteed Greens
Recipe Type: vegetarian
Cuisine: Market Fresh
Author: Mary
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Serves: 2
I have disliked radishes since being forced fed a bowl at the age of five. I started growing these vegetables in my garden to help the soil and so decided to give them another chance. I am so happy I did!
Ingredients
  • [b]Radishes[/b]
  • 1 bunch of fresh radish
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • [b]Sauteed Greens[/b]
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Greens, remove from stems and chop into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (a microplane is easiest to grate frozen ginger)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
Instructions
  1. [b]Radishes[/b]
  2. Wash and cut off greens of radishes. Set aside for sauteing.
  3. Cut radishes in quarters if large or in halves if smaller or leave whole if not very big. They key is to have all the same size pieces.
  4. Place radishes in a small pan, cover with water and add butter and sugar.
  5. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat then allow to simmer until radishes are cooked but still crunchy (aprox 10 mins).
  6. [b]Sauteed Greens[/b]
  7. Heat olive oil in a small frying pan
  8. add garlic then greens.
  9. Cook for a few minutes then add ginger and lime juice.
  10. Continue cooking for another minute then remove to a plate, arrange radish pieces around greens then spoon glaze over the radishes.

Hope you enjoy your radishes, prepared in this way, as much as I have over the past few weeks. Bon appΓ©tit!

Braised radishes on a bed of sauteed radish greens

Braised radishes on a bed of sauteed radish greens

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