Sauteed Radishes with Mint

By • September 5, 2010 • 31 Comments



Author Notes: Butter adds a bit of richness to this otherwise simple dish. Browning the butter takes it a step further to add a nutty note, enlivened on the other end by the mint. - liahuberliahuber

Food52 Review: These are radishes coddled so all their sweetness comes out. Exposing much of their surface area to brown butter gives them a pretty caramel color and delicate flavor, which the mint subtly accents. To get beautiful browning but retain some crunch, we cut the radishes into wedges slightly wider than 1/2 an inch and were careful not to crowd the sauté pan, and were rewarded with these golden, perfectly al dente beauties. Be sure to sprinkle on the mint just before serving -- it darkens quickly when exposed to heat. - A&MA&M

Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound radishes, trimmed and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mint, roughly chopped
  1. Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Let butter melt and then cook a bit longer, until it’s a deep golden and beginning to take on a nutty smell, about 2 minutes total.
  2. Add radishes to pan and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, tossing frequently, until radishes are tender and tinged with caramelization in places. Let cool slightly and sprinkle with mint and additional salt to taste.
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Tags: Easy, fall, Healthy, Side Dishes, simple, Spring, Vegetarian

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about 2 years ago chips

this is great, I"ll try to do it today. thanks

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about 2 years ago chips

this is great, I"ll try to do it today. thanks

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over 2 years ago EmilyC

I made this last night while my mom was visiting, and we loved it! We both like radishes (she's grown them in her garden for years) but we had never had them prepared like this. We served them as a side to salmon. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

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over 3 years ago liahuber

Antonia, I'm so glad these radishes inspired you! I've got to say, they're delish--I make them all the time, and they go with anything (leftovers are also great in a salad).

Come visit me on Nourish Network (www.nourishnetwork.com) for more!

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over 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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I've never been fond of radishes, but I suspect that this recipe is going to change that. For the first time, ever, radishes are on my shopping list. My mint is growing like crazy, so the timing is perfect. ;o)

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almost 4 years ago Lauraulloa

is perfect and easy-delicious Kudos!

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almost 4 years ago liahuber

Glad you liked it, gingerroot ... and you can find a whole lot more of my recipes on my website, Nourish Network (www.nourishnetwork.com). I hope you'll come by!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

I made this the other night and it was delicious. An elegant, beautiful dish. The mint is a wonderful contrast to the sweet caramelized radishes. Looking forward to your next recipe!

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almost 4 years ago HumbleBean

To me, simple dishes are often the source of comfort and this recipe is exactly that.

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almost 4 years ago liahuber

Aw, thanks, HumbleBean!

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almost 4 years ago cbear1984

I made it tonight for dinner. Really nice!

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almost 4 years ago EGBush

I used watermelon radishes that I got from my CSA. They were beautiful! The brown butter and mint really offset the bite of the radishes.

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almost 4 years ago pharman10

Will try this soon, Lea. Do you have a recipe for pickled okra? Patty

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almost 4 years ago liahuber

Sorry, Patty -- no. But I do have a rockin' recipe for Spicy Sweet Pickled Cucumbers -- http://nourishnetwork.com.... Enjoy!

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almost 4 years ago liahuber

So fun to see everyone's comments! We've got steak planned for dinner tomorrow, and, Rhonda35, I would have never thought to pair it with these ... but you make it sound so good I think now I will!

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almost 4 years ago Rhonda35

Really was a very nice compliment to the bolder flavors of a grilled steak. Let me know what you think...and, more importantly, enjoy your dinner with your companions!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

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Congratulations on being a finalist. I am looking forward to making this!

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almost 4 years ago Rhonda35

YUM! Made this tonight to serve along with grilled flank steak, sliced late summer tomatoes and sauteed broccoli rabe with garlic. Very, very good and I was surprised by how sweet and mellow the radishes became with cooking. Don't think I browned my butter long enough, but they were still pretty darn tasty! Thank you, Liahuber, for sharing!

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almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Simple and delicious!! Congrats on being a finalist!!

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almost 4 years ago liahuber

I'm happy y'all are liking these as much as I do! It was a "hmmm, what else can I do with radishes?" kind of moment. Monkeymom ... glad you dig Nourish Network! Thanks for checking it out!

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almost 4 years ago monkeymom

Congrats lia! Checked out your blog and it's wonderful.

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almost 4 years ago Allykat

These look fantastic. I've never thought to eat them cooked before. Thanks for the recipe.

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almost 4 years ago Midge

Always looking for uses for mint. What an elegant recipe.