Radish Butter

By • June 7, 2010 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: Radishes with butter and salt – so simple and so delicious. This compound butter is very fragrant. For the herbs, feel free to substitute parsley, mint, chives, chervil, or most any herb that you like. The juniper berries are aromatic and subtly piney, and pair nicely with the rosemary. The idea for adding radishes to the compound butter came from the blog Apple Pie, Patis, Pâté. Here's the link: www.applepiepatispate.com/appetizer/radish-herb-butter. - mrslarkinmrslarkin

Food52 Review: The flavors of this butter absolutely exploded in my mouth which, since I had it for breakfast, was a more effective morning jolt than even my cup of coffee! The bite of the radish and garlic is enveloped and tempered by the creamy sweetness of good butter and made quite elegant by the pungent aromas from the juniper berries and rosemary. The juniper berries really make it unique, so I would make an effort to include those. After taking a bite of this butter, spread on a nice hunk of crusty baguette, I was instantly transported to somewhere far more exciting—and more French—than my little breakfast table. Admittedly my breath smelled of garlic the rest of the day, but I loved it! - fiveandspiceA&M

Serves 6

  • 1 - 2 green garlic, rough chopped (bulb, stalk and some tender green leaves), or substitute 1 fat garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary, needles removed and set aside
  • 8 - 10 juniper berries, crushed (optional)
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick), softened (spreadable but not really mushy)
  • sea salt or kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 6 French breakfast radishes, or any radishes, cut into thin rounds, then julienned
  1. In a medium bowl, place garlic, rosemary and juniper berries into a mini chopper and process until minced. Remove to a bowl and add the butter. Mash together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add the radishes and gently fold together.
  3. Serve with additional salt, if desired, and crusty bread, crostini or crackers.

Tags: butter, Easy, elegant, savory

Comments (12) Questions (0)

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over 3 years ago PeachyCallahan

Oh, this is exactly what I have been craving! I am so on this. Thanks!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

You're welcome! Let me know what you think!!

Bmp_9375

almost 4 years ago Sunchowder

I really like the look of this recipe, it is a Saved one now!

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, Wendy!

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

I love this! I just posted my mustard butter and am off to the market to see if I can find fresh mustard greens to add to what I made yesterday.

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, Sagegreen! I love butter, too! Your recipe sounds delicious.

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almost 4 years ago Lizthechef

This sounds very French and delicious!

Mrs._larkin_370

almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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oui oui, madame! Merci! (and that's the extent of my french.)

Me

about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks killer! I got some beautiful French breakfast radishes yesterday at the farmer's market and plan to use them with this recipe. Thanks!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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You're welcome, ChezSuzanne! Let me know how it goes.

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about 4 years ago friendlyoaks

Thank you for your creative approach! A substantial piece of bread covered with butter, then radish slices and a touch of coarse salt (like fleur de sel) has long been a favorite. So understated, so exquisite. But you have taken it to the next level. Juniper berries? I will have to try this.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank so much, friendlyoaks. I hope you enjoy it!