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...

  • Posted by: Bec42
  • September 5, 2013
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VU September 6, 2013

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

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Cindy Kearse Wright
Cindy Kearse Wright September 13, 2015

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 September 13, 2015

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 September 13, 2015

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

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