Pan Roasted Radishes with Shiso and Soy

September 13, 2011

Author Notes: I have discovered I love radishes as a companion plant in the garden. They discourage cucumber beetles, rust flies and squash borers. Plant them with beets, carrots, beans, cucumber, peas, lettuce, melons and squash. In addition to being a great companion, they are also quick to mature, ready in about thirty days. This means my family has been eating radishes in many different ways. This is our current favorite. Turnips are also delicious prepared this way. gingerroot

Serves: 4-5 as a side


  • 10-12 round radishes (such as Pink Beauty or Easter Egg) or 8-10 of a longer variety (such as French Breakfast)
  • 2 teaspoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4-5 large green Shiso leaves, finely chopped
  • Squeeze of Meyer lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free tamari
In This Recipe


  1. Halve or quarter round radishes depending on size. Thickly slice if using a longer variety. You should have about 1 ½ -2 cups.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat until it glistens. Add radishes and cook, turning with a wooden spoon, until radishes begin to wrinkle and brown, about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and chopped Shiso, constantly stirring to evenly distribute and prevent garlic from burning. Once mixture is fragrant, remove from heat. Add squeeze of lemon and tamari. Stir once more to combine. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Enjoy.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Vivian H. May 23, 2012
Nice. I've got an Indian version I'm about to post.
VanessaS October 4, 2011
Sounds great! I always thought I didn't like radishes, but just discovered I love them when they're cooked. Saved!
Author Comment
gingerroot October 5, 2011
Thanks, VanessaS - I'd love to hear your thoughts if you try this. It reminded me of the Asian pairing of daikon-soy-lemon, but even better with the roasted radishes and extra punch of citrus from the shiso.