I am completely smitten with strawberries, so I’m glad that strawberry season is finally in full swing. I just can’t get enough of these sweet, luscious fruit right now. I love eating them fresh with my morning yogurt, but I have been thinking about how to use them a little more creatively. My first attempt was the strawberry-tomato salsa paired with corn cakes you may remember from a few posts back. That one turned out quite well so I’m at it again.
Today’s dish showcases beautiful homegrown radishes from my garden. Radishes, one of the easiest vegetables to grow, are also one of the most nutritious root vegetables and a great source for Vitamin C and calcium. When eaten raw, radishes are crunchy and has a sharp, pungent flavor. However, when cooked, radishes become mellow and lose their spicy zing. For this recipe, the radishes are first roasted, then their greens are added and the whole thing is finished with butter and lemon. Prepared this way, radishes lose their crunch, but instead, takes on crisp, yet tender texture. Their flavor is reminiscent of roasted turnips. The greens, which are slightly bitter, retain their peppery zip and they make a great substitute for arugula. Roasted radishes make a great side dish for roast chicken or a grilled steak. Continue reading