Friday, April 15, 2011

Butter-Braised Radishes

Butter-Braised Radishes

When B and I first started getting our vegetable deliveries from Harvest Delivered, one of the veggies that had us stumped was radishes. What does one do with radishes besides put them on a salad? Luckily, one of B's clever coworkers had a great recipe from the Washington Post that she shared with us. We tweaked it a little, as we tend to do, depending on what we have on hand, but it's pretty true to form.

For this recipe, you will need:

   1 tablespoon unsalted butter
   1 medium-sized yellow onion, roughly chopped
   6-7 medium to large radishes (for 2 people, feel free to add more as needed), cleaned, green tops removed, stem ends trimmed; small ones left whole, medium ones cut in half, large ones cut into quarters
   Freshly ground black pepper
   1 teaspoon honey
   1/2 cup water
   fresh flat leaf parsley

In a pan large enough to hold the radishes without crowding, melt the butter over medium-high heat; allow it to begin to brown but not burn. Add the diced onion and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until the onion softens.

Add the radishes, salt and pepper to taste, the honey and the water, stirring to combine. Increase the heat to high and bring just to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 20 minutes, until tender.

Uncover, increase the heat to high and bring back to a boil; cook for about 4 minutes, until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle with parsley and serve hot or warm.

Butter-Braised Radishes

Original recipe here.


stylefyles said...

YUMMMM looks so tasty.

Anything with 1 TB butter (or more!) is a winner in my book. And radishes are, like, good for you.

(for your eyes or something, right?)

What are the chances I'd ruin the dish if I multiplied the butter times 5? Okay, okay. Ten?



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Sarah said...

I've never had any inclination to try radishes but now I'm thinking they'll be on my grocery list this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

My odd son loves radishes and yes all I know what to do is put them in salads. I will be trying this recipee for sure.
Looks great.

Liana said...

wow those look sooo good! i never know what to do with them either, but i might have to try this recipe!

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Laura said...

Yay glad to see radish appreciation, I've never cooked them, but I really like them! I want to try this!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

These look divine!
Have a lovely weekend dear!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

eek said...

Yums! That looks delicious!

The Fancy Teacup said...

My bf is a sucker for radishes. We are always stuck to just leaving them piled on top of salad. This will add a nice new thing to try. Looks delectable :)
much love.

Christina said...

This sounds like a recipe that would have been included in the Molly-themed American Girl cookbook. Something inexpensive and simple for the WWII period. I love that.

Lydia said...

I've never had radishes cooked before... this looks delicious so I have to try this. This look like one rad-dish!! Ok sorry, leaving now...

Style-Pursuit said...

I've never thought of having them any other way than raw, in some kind of a salad... Thanks a lot for this recipe!!! :o)


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Michelle's Style File said...

I just picked a batch of radishes from my garden and was a but flumoxed with what to do with them-Brillaint! I will try this now : )


stylefyles said...

Yum! This looks delicious, and sounds simple! I saw the pictures back when you first posted, but didn't have time to read the recipe. Now, I'm glad I have! Definitely going to give this a shot, especially now that I've convinced the dude vegetables CAN be tasty!!!

Normally, I just eat radishes plain. Like cut 'em up, throw some salt on them and just eat them. I'll eat a whole bunch like that! I love their zesty taste!