What do you do with radishes?

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What do you do with radishes?
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 4:51pm

So "someone" (who will remain nameless) :smileyvery-happy: planted two rows of radishes in our garden this year. The problem? No one in our house actually eats them.

Any ideas or recipes? How do you like to eat your radishes?

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 5:14pm
Rofl, that sounds like something I would do. Ok let's see there are of course all sorts of salads, they do really well with carrots and golden raisins, but for something different I suggest you try chachumba. Not really a recipe here just a 'how to'.....take a long skinny cucumber peel and deseed then either use a veggie peeler or sharp knife to cut in long ribbons horizontally, put aside win a bowl with a little seasoned salt. Grab those radishes and cut each in eight mini wedges or slive very thinly. Add to the cucumber. Throw 2T olive oil in a fry pan. Heat. Add Half a teaspoon mustard seeds and cumin seeds and a very finely chopped milk chilli, cook one minute till fragrant. Cool slightly then pour over salad and toss well. add the juice of a lime, a handful of raw cashews and some fresh cilantro leaves and toss well again. It goes well with curries....optional extras are red onion and celery.

I hoope this idea helps.
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 6:28pm
Donate them to your local senior center, food bank or neighbor. *LOL* DH likes them but I don't so almost never have them in the house unless someone gives him some.

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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 6:57pm
Oh my brain was not working this morning. Take out your grater and grab some self raising flour, or you could use Bisquick instead. Make a kind of crustless quiche. Nice and simple. Here's your base.

1 small grated carrot
2 small grated zucchini
1-2 grated potatoes
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 can corn kernels
1 stick celery, finely sliced
1 red onion finely chopped
Handful of radishes, grated or very finely chopped
2-3 rashers bacon. chopped
1/2 cup SR flour
2 tblspns oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:44am
LOL! I'm not a radish fan but dh is so they only go in the salad every so often. I did see someone cook them on one of the cooking shows, can't remember which one. If I do rememeber I'll get the recipe and post it for you...
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 2:38pm
I have a feeling I'll be doing that with at least a few of them Susanne!
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 2:39pm
Ohhh that sounds really good! Thanks Suzi!
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 4:25pm

When I read this discussion title I thought "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!"

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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 11:05pm
If you go here:
http://www.bing.com/search?q=cooked+radishes&form=HPNTDF&pc=HPNTDF&src=IE-SearchBox

you'll find lots of links for cooking radishes, radish dips, etc.

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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:36pm
oh great find Susanne.
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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 10:31pm
Hey Kellie I went on a little quest for you and bought some radishes. Grate some radishes and add to a sandwich along with chopped fresh mint, mayo, and shredded cooked chicken. It was nice. OK moving right along you can use them instead of cucumber and make tzatziki. Wash them, trim and clice into very thin matchsticks. Mix with greek style natural yoghurt, crushed garlic, a couple of tablespoons chopped fresh mint, 1 Tblsp lemon juice, 1/2 teasp ground coriander. Season with salt you don't need pepper due to the pepper taste of the radishes. it results in a very pale pink coloured dip.
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