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bitter roasted radish

I roasted radishes a couple nights ago (with olive oil, salt & fresh rosemary), but they came out pretty bitter. Looking for suggestions on what to counteract the bitterness with. Maybe a creamy dressing of some sort? I also have some pretty sharp arugula that I need to use, so ideally I'd make something with the both of them...

asked by Bec42 about 5 years ago

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VU
VU
added about 5 years ago

Did you add lemon juice or vinegar ? That should balance out the bitterness.

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Cindy Kearse Wright
added about 3 years ago

Add lemon juice. Equal parts olive oil and lemon juice is a traditional southern Italian salad dressing. Perfect for the radishes and arugula! You can also add a little fresh basil to sweeten up the radishes.

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Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added about 3 years ago

Depending on how bitter the radishes are, perhaps you should pitch them out. Bitter flavors are often poisonous. Do you know if they were grown in a region that is having a drought? About a month ago, an elderly couple in southern Germany, which has been very dry this summer, poisoned themselves on zucchini they grew in their garden. Naturally-occuring toxins concentrated in the zucchini, which tasted bitter.The woman, who didn't eat too much of the zucchini, recovered; her husband died.

I had a bitter cantaloupe about a week ago and threw it out immediately.

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Maedl
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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added about 3 years ago

Sorry, I should not have replied to this--I did not notice that it was two years old!

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