For the longest time I would see these funky little roots in the grocery store and never really knew what to do with them. They are a superfood and appealing on so many levels. I have really grown to love them. They are even in my Real Girl’s Kitchen symbol. In a lot of ways I think we can really relate to a radish…deeply rooted but with an unpredictable and spicy nature…not to mention, they are hot pink. I love anything hot pink.
You can eat a radish in a number of ways, if I could guess you have probably had them raw in a salad before…unless they are fresh off the farm, that’s not always so great…but let’s step your game up shall we?
What you need:
French Radishes, 1 bunch (The really twisty ones are my favorite!)
1-2 tablespoons of butter… depending on your attitude. I used two!
Fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
A good quality sea salt
1 cup of water (You really only need enough liquid to barely cover the radishes. Adjust accordingly.)
1 cup of dry white wine (For you over 21-ers, any white wine is fine.)
Some crusty french bread
Trim off the greens. Using a veggie brush, scrub any dirt off the radishes.
In a small sauce pot, combine butter, water and wine. Place radishes in the water and bring to a rolling boil. It should take about 15 minutes for them to soften; I still like a little crunch to mine so I try not to over cook them. Remove from heat. In a small bowl toss a generous pinch of sea salt, squeeze of the lemon and parsley. Cut up that bread, spread on some butter and snack away.
Who says bread and butter isn’t exciting?