Organic Bunched radish
Plump, crunchy radishes, a dab of butter, a pinch of sea salt... A simple joy, like so many of the best things in life.
Plump, crunchy radishes, a dab of butter, a pinch of sea salt... A simple joy, like so many of the best things in life. These make also a refreshing, peppy addition to salads, slaws and stir-fries. Layer thin slices on rye toast with cream cheese and a generous grinding of black pepper. Or transform them to yielding sweetness by roasting for 20 mins with a drizzle of olive oil.
Country of originGrown in
- The UK
Beautiful radishes with soil on – yes please!
How to prepare
Radishes needn’t only be eaten raw. Cooking softens and sweetens them. Halve and simmer in a pan with brown sugar, balsamic, butter and a little water until tender and covered in syrupy glaze – about 15 mins.
Or simmer in stock until tender, toss in butter, sprinkle with fresh herbs and eat as a side dish. Both ways they’re good with meat, or as part of a spread of small plates like hummus and grated carrot salad.
BBQ: Radishes are almost always served raw, but we often roast, braise or BBQ them on the farm when we have a glut. The heat softens the hot peppery notes, but take care to avoid overcooking; their slight bite is part of the charm. Cooking them on skewers makes them easier to turn, and stops the smaller specimens from disappearing between the bars. Keep the small ones whole, but cut any large ones in half. Baste them with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place them directly on the bars. 5-6 mins should be enough, turning often until lightly coloured and starting to soften. Eat straight from the skewer or slide them off and slice straight into a salad or side.
Remove the leaves if they are still attached, otherwise they’ll start to draw moisture away from the radish itself. You can use the leaves in salads and stir-fries, so there’s no need to waste them. Keep in the fridge.
Grown by James Foskett, Woodbridge, Suffolk
James Foskett farms a rainbow of ten different organic vegetables, including green beans and peas, tasty sweetcorn cobs, bunched carrots, onions and radishes.
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