Sunday, October 5, 2008

Braised radishes

I happen to really like radishes, especially french breakfast radishes. I had a pound of radishes in the house and wanted to do something a little different, so I turned to my All About Braising cookbook. This recipe for braised radishes is pretty simple. Whole or halved radishes are combined with butter, a little bit of water or chicken stock, a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper. The radishes are spread in a single layer in a covered pot and braised over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes. The pot is uncovered and the liquid left over boils away to create a sweet buttery glaze. I finished the radishes with a sprinkling of maldon sea salt. Cooked radishes lose a lot of their sharp flavor and mellow out to taste almost like a turnip. This is a great side dish - it's unique without being complicated and very attractive too!

13 comments:

susan said...

ive never tried radish.. but they look very elegant and have a very pretty color. i must try them! :)

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never eaten cooked radishes - what a great colorful side dish!

Cakebrain said...

They're so cute and I love the colour! They look yummy! have you tried pickled radishes?

Rick said...

What a great idea! I have never heard of braising radishes before, but it sounds fantastic.

Candy said...

What an interesting way to prepare radish! I love them too. I put them in all my salads.

Jenny said...

Honestly I've never had cooked radishes before, and this sounds really interesting!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I love using radishes in my stir fries. Gives a nice crisp bite. I've planted radishes in the garden for a fall crop. As soon as they're ready to pick, I'll try the braised.

Annie said...

Sounds great. I love the technique of braising. I really have to start doing it more often! :)

Patsyk said...

I never would have thought to braise radishes! I'm going to have to check out the rest of your braising recipes!

alexandra's kitchen said...

I would have love to have had this recipe when I was subscribing to a CSA in Philadelphia and found myself with more radishes than I could handle. I would never have thought to braise them. they look yummy!

Veronica said...

Wow I've never had cooked radishes but I love the raw ones so I'll bet I would like them cooked I'll have to give them a try.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This sounds strange, but I don't think I've ever had a radish! It sure has great color though. I'll have to try this one of these days

kristine said...

These look realy good....I have a bunch of radishes from my CSA and needed a good idea. Thanks!