Roasted Radishes

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Author Notes: With this week’s theme, I felt driven to turn something Sconeman would NEVER eat, even if his life depended on it, into something he’d actually try, and maybe like. I know he loves turnips. And I figured turnips and radishes are sorta-kinda related, so I went with roasting. The verdict: Sconeman liked them! A word of advice: I’ve found that cooked radishes lose their infamous “bite.” Adding raw onion gives you some zing, and also tastes really great with the sweet butter. - mrslarkinmrslarkin

Food52 Review: Mrslarkin has come up with a brilliant way to serve roasted radishes, tartine-style, and some spot-on garnishes. Because roasting radishes mellows their trademark bite, strong flavors like red onion, blue cheese and fresh thyme fill in the gaps, but the radish still adds some crunch, sweetness and a bit of radishy spunk. Altogether, it's a luxurious and satisfying lunch. - KristenA&M

Serves 2 or more

  • 1 bunch fat red round radishes, trimmed, very large ones halved/quartered, if desired
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for serving
  • small handful fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • some thin sliced red onion
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • crusty baguette
  • blue cheese, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place radishes in a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter butter pieces over. Strip thyme leaves off stems and sprinkle over the radishes. Season with salt and give everything a good toss.
  3. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until radishes are wrinkly. If your radishes are small or skinny, watch them carefully, so as not to overcook them.
  4. Midway through cooking, give the pan a shake.
  5. Let cool slightly. Slice radishes into fat rounds. Place on a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and dress with thin slices of butter. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and, if you like, some black pepper, too. Scatter red onion slices over the radishes. Serve with crumbled blue cheese or with hunks of crusty baguette and additional butter, salt and thyme.
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over 2 years ago jenniebgood

Sounds very good! I've never had a roasted radish either (on the heels of SDB's post below), but this recipe and picture make me want to - what a great twist.

Mrs._larkin_370

over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks jbg!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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Wonderful idea, never roasted a radish but I do love them. This sounds delicious!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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thank you sdebrango!

Twittah

over 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

Adding the onions to keep that radishy bite is genius! I just had this for dinner, and the dish would have been so blah without those onions giving it a kick. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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You're welcome, forester_lady! I'm so glad you enjoyed these!

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about 4 years ago vvvanessa

i made these last night. the smell of the butter, thyme, and onion roasting among the radishes is heavenly. i gobbled them up with my fingers and without bread (even though i had some lovely levain on hand). delicious!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Yay! That's so great to hear, vvvanessa! Really glad you enjoyed them!

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about 4 years ago Sagegreen

This does look great! Congrats on the ep.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks so much, Sagegreen!!

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I LOVE THIS!! I've thought about roasting radishes, but hadn't gotten any further than thinking about it. This looks wonderful!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, ChezSuzanne!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

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I've sauteed radishes in butter, but I don't think I would have thought to roast them!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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I've only eaten them raw before this. But being as it's a root vegetable, it works pretty well! I might mix them up next time with other tubers and roots and see what that's like.

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about 4 years ago adamnsvetcooking

This looks great..I had the same idea about roasting the radishes, I kept it simple. I like the thyme and onions in your version :)!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks!! I like your simple version too! I think radishes are pretty fun to cook. Would never have thought about it, had it not been a food52 theme! So thank you, A&M!

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about 4 years ago Lizthechef

Very creative!!

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about 4 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, Liz!!