Roasted Radishes

ING-radish_sql“People think, ‘Oh, it’s just a radish.’ But radishes are delicious, and people don’t think of cooking them.”

— Emeril Lagasse

Have you ever just craved a radish? Like you could not rest, or do anything else, until you ate some radishes?

 Yeah. Me neither. That is until I tried roasting them.

 As a kid, my exposure to a radish was limited to a veggie tray at family get togethers, or an occasional thin slice placed on top of a side salad at a local diner. I avoided both like the plague.

 Several years ago, I committed myself to eating locally and seasonally as possible and joined a local organic CSA (community supported agriculture) where weekly baskets were delivered to my doorstep chock full of produce grown on a farm just a few miles away. I was feeling really good about myself because I felt like I was doing the right thing for my community, my own health, and my local economy.

 And then I got a basket full of different radishes.

 I panicked and broke out into cold sweats. How was I going to make 8 pounds of radishes interesting enough to eat them everyday all week long? I couldn’t waste them. I was committed. I had to eat them. It was then I found out I could roast them.

 Although I have learned to love raw radishes (yes, love), this simple recipe transforms the taste of the radish. All the bitter spice mellows out and a rich nutty, almost, sweetness emerges. Please pick up a bunch soon and give this recipe a try!

 Roasted Radishes

 Ingredients:

  • Two bunches radishes, cleaned, trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced and seeds removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss together using your hands. Be sure each radish is completely coated in the olive oil/lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread radishes around a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the radishes have crisped and browned around the edges and have become almost fork tender.
  4. Serve warm or cold tossed in basic vinaigrette.

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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