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Grow. Eat. Save. – Radishes

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On June 5, 2010 @ 8:05 am In Garden,Grow. Eat. Save. | 14 Comments

Obscure. Underrated.

It’s got a great peppery flavor with crisp, crunchy texture…until you cook it!  It’s filled with Vitamin C, Potassium, antioxidants and fiber.

Here are a few things I learned on my quest to unlock the potential and delish-ness of these little red round beauties!

I was quite surprised at how few recipes I came across. But in the end I settled on a recipe in last month’s Real Simple Magazine.

Braised Chicken with Spring Vegetables [9]

I made a few adaptations and substitutions…and in the end, I was quite impressed with how this turned out.  It left my tongue and palate wanting more!

Braised Chicken with Radishes, Carrots and Peppers

1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
2 large split breast chicken, skin removed ($2.12)
Salt and pepper
About 8 radishes, washed, snipped and halved ($1)
1 cup homemade chicken stock [10]
2 carrots sticks, peeled and cut into sticks ($.20)
1/2 red pepper, cut into 1/2″ squares ($.40)
1/2 orange pepper, cut into 1/2″ squares ($.40)

(1 cup brown rice $.40, 1 package frozen spinach $.50)

Directions

Place the oil into a saucepan.  Add the split breast chicken and season with salt and pepper.  Saute for 6 to 7 minutes on each side.

Remove from pan and set aside on a plate.

Pour off any fat and oil and then return pan to the stovetop.  Pour in the chicken breast and the prepared vegetables.

Place the partially cooked chicken on top of the vegetables.  Cover and cook on high until stock begins to boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Prepare brown rice and spinach as directed.

Serve Braised Chicken with Radishes, Carrots and Peppers with Brown Rice and Spinach

Cost $5.12

I also took Sheri’s suggestion [11] and sauteed them in some butter with salt and pepper.  And YUM-i-licious!

Pan Roasted Radish Quarters

Radishes, washed, snipped and quartered (sounds worse that being tarred and feathered?!)
1 Tbsp butter
Salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan.  Add the radish quarters and season with salt and pepper.  Saute for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden.

Eat straight from the pan.

With that…I’m off to water and check on the garden…garden updates next week!!!

What about you?  What has been your experience with radishes?  How do you like them?  Link up a recipe or leave a link in the comments!

Thanks for helping us gather some great radish recipes!!!


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[5] How to Store Radishes: http://www.gardenguides.com/75498-store-radishes.html

[6] Roasted Radishes: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roasted-radishes-with-radish-greens

[7] Braised Radishes: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/side-dish/recipe-spring-radishes-braised-with-shallots-and-vinegar-048969

[8] Radish Dip: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Radish-Dip/Detail.aspx

[9] Braised Chicken with Spring Vegetables: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/braised-chicken-spring-vegetables-recipe-00000000033001/index.html

[10] homemade chicken stock: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2009/08/how-to-cook-a-whole-chicken.html

[11] Sheri’s suggestion: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2010/06/grow-eat-save.html

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