Friday, July 3, 2015

Roasted Radishes with Orange & Thyme

Lately I have been experimenting with foods I don't normally eat, enter the radish.


This small colorful root veggie can be sliced in salads, pickled in sandwiches, and braised in butter. Personally I have had it only a couple of times as a garnish on a sandwich or taco but it has never been the star of the plate.


I don't know why but I have never even thought of roasting these red beauties which is odd considering some of my favorite forms of veggies are in their roasted form. I decided to keep it simple and toss them in some orange infused oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Roasting at a high heat brought out a totally new flavor and texture, they were not nearly as strong and peppery as their raw form and it made them rather enjoyable! I think next time I will pair them with rainbow carrots and maybe drop the orange oil and sub it for butter. I also read that you can use the radish tops to accompany them but I had already removed them so it was too late to try it this time around.

Roasted Radishes with Orange & Thyme

serves 1-2

1 bunch radishes, thoroughly washed, stems removed, and halved
1 TBS olive oil (I used orange infused oil)*
course salt
Black pepper
1-2 sprigs German thyme (or regular thyme)

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush large heavy-duty rimmed
baking sheet OR cast iron skillet with olive oil.

2.Cut radishes lengthwise in half and place in medium bowl.
Add about 1 tsp olive oil and toss thoroughly to coat, add thyme sprigs.
Place radishes, cut side down, on prepared baking sheet;
sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Roast until radishes are
crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes. Season
to taste with more coarse kosher salt, if desired.

3.Serve as a side with pork, lamb, or enjoy by themselves.

*Note - if you don't have orange oil you could as 1/4 tsp orange zest before baking.


2 comments :

  1. Hello Annie! I was pleasantly surprised to see you visited my blog. Thanks so much for liking me. That makes you and John! I love your blog. Pictures are gorgeous and the recipes look yummy. Every week I think about buying radishes but usually don't because we never eat them all before they go bad. I think I'll pick up some today and try this recipe with the pork chops we're having for dinner. I hope you and Lewis are doing well on your new adventure in Texas. We lived in Dallas for a while. I remember it was HOT! Take care.

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  2. Hello Mrs. Patti! Thank you so much! I think it's great that you started a blog and I love your unique theme of eating/walking adventures. I hope you like the recipe! It definitely gave them a unique flavor, I would maybe roast them with another veggie like carrots next time around. Houston is pretty scary lol, but we're getting used to it and it is very HOT. Hope you and your family are doing well :)

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