I like a salad that's a little bruising. I want some crunch, some bitterness, and plenty of clear acidity. Bonus points for pungent flavor. Italian puntarelle with anchovy dressing is my all-time favorite.
Do you wish to join me in my feisty salad camp? If so, I have a radish number that will please you deeply and keep vampires away. Or at least a few friends. For this salad you want peppery (but not fiery) radishes. Cut them into thin wedges. Make a sauce with anchovy, garlic, lemon, and capers. And dress the radishes shortly before serving, otherwise the radishes begin to weep and the anchovy sauce loses its mojo.
- 1 large bunch radishes
- 1 anchovy fillet
- 1 small garlic clove, peeled
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped capers
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley
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Photos by Jennifer Causey