I am not too crazy about my CSA this fall. This week's pick-up contained: lettuce, radishes, eggplant, delicata squash, and turnips (with their greens). The lettuce and the squash are okay, but radishes, eggplants and turnips are not something I would get unless I specifically had something in mind to try. This is our fourth week in a row getting radishes, and while they are the prettiest things ever, I grow tired of them quickly. In Fresh Every Day: More Great Recipes from Foster's Market, I found a recipe for roasted radishes. Since, I was about to just give up and toss them on the compost pile, it was worth a try.
I have to say that they were pretty good. The roasting took away some of the bite of the radishes. I'm not all that crazy about radishes to begin with, so I would not run out and actually by radishes to make this, but it was good use for some of the huge bag that I have in my fridge. If you like radishes, you really should try it. And besides it's really quite attractive on the plate, isn't it?? Even if you are just serving it with some leftover Kentucky Fried Chicken and biscuits which you have fancied up with some sweet potato fries.
Serves 4 - 6
1 pound radishes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (from about 3 or 4 sprigs)
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400.
Trim the tops off the radishes, leaving just about 1/2 an inch of the stem. You can reserve the tops for garnish. Rinse the radishes and the leaves (if using).
Put the radishes on a baking sheet or in an oven-proof skillet (a cast iron skillet is perfect). Drizzle with the melted butter and olive oil, and sprinkle with the thyme salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Roast the radishes for about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, garnish with a few sprigs of thyme and the radish leaves, if you wish.
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