Radish Recipes From a Farm Kitchen

Beautyheart Radishes, also known as watermelon radishes, are unsuspecting on the outside, but a brilliant, beautiful pink on the inside. These radishes are known as storage radishes, as they are meant to grow to a much larger size than an average radish. Beautyhearts are a little sweeter and less spicy than traditional radishes, so use them similarly as a delicious addition to sandwiches, salads or on a vegetable platter.

Beautyheart Radish Butter on Toasted Baguette

“This pairs perfectly with spicy pork chops. Add a pinch of a dried herb, like dill, to make delicious winter compound butter,” says Jen Miller, of Prairie Wind Family Farm, in Grayslake.

Yields: 4 servings

1 lb Beautyheart radishes, outer skin removed, root ends trimmed

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 baguette, lightly toasted

Grate radishes on the small holes of a box grater; place on paper towels and squeeze out excess liquid. Combine radishes and butter in a small bowl; mix well.

Slice baguette in half lengthwise and place under broiler in oven; toast until crisp and browned.

Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Spread radish mixture on toasted baguette; season with salt and pepper.

Slice each half into four pieces and serve.


Quick Pickled Radishes

Using a sharp knife or mandolin, thinly slice watermelon radishes crosswise into discs, then stack the discs and slice them into thin strips.

Place strips in a small bowl, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar and a splash of vinegar. Toss to coat, then set aside.

After 15 minutes, the radish strips should have released some liquid and should be somewhat limp. Toss again, then transfer to a serving bowl, leaving any remaining liquid behind.

Sprinkle on tacos, sandwiches or simply eat and enjoy.

Recipes courtesy of Jen Miller, of Prairie Wind Family Farm, which grows a wide variety of certified organic vegetables, pasture-raised hens for eggs and provides fresh fruit to CSA members, delivered year-round to north and western suburban locations. 2019 shares for spring, summer and fall produce, eggs and fruit are now available. For more information and to sign up for the CSA season, visit PrairieWindFamilyFarm.com.  



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