Published on May 10th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe7
In Season Now: Radishes!
It’s radish season!
Our CSA has been sending us radishes every single week for over a month, and I have to tell you: we were getting pretty sick of radishes around here. Just like lettuce, you probably associate radishes with salads, but that’s not the only way to prepare these little red beauties.
Cooked radishes lose most of the bite that you’d associate with the raw veggie. When you cook radishes, they turn a little bit sweet and super delicious. I like them plain, but you can top them with some salt and pepper or a squeeze of lemon if you prefer.
Here are two ways to eat those radishes outside of the salad bowl.
1. Steamed Radishes
I usually steam up my radishes in my rice cooker’s steamer basket, but you can also steam them on the stovetop, just like you’d steam broccoli, mushrooms, or any other veggie. Just slice them up into 1/4″ thick rounds, place them in the steamer over boiling water, and cook for 5-10 minutes, until they’re tender.
We had our steamed radishes mixed in with seasoned black beans and brown basmati rice. Yum!
2. Grilled Radishes
Spring is also a great time to grill, and radishes are awesome alongside a veggie dog and some mashed potatoes. Slice your radishes into 1/4″ thick rounds and fold them up in a tin foil packet with some olive oil. Heat up your grill to the highest setting and let them cook for 15-20 minutes.
Do you guys have any other tips on how to cook radishes? I’d love to hear more ideas in the comments!