Yesterday was radish day. We had three bunches from Bullring Outdoor Market for £1 and plenty of choices for recipes. We pickled two bunches, used their greens in soup and saved the third for salads, garnishes, to bake and other treats. Read on for recipes...
Radish Top Soup- recipe from here
Melt some butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in one chopped onion, and saute until tender. Mix in two diced potatoes and about four cups of radish greens, coating them with the butter. Pour in chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Return the mixture to the saucepan. Mix in the heavy cream. Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices.
Pickled Radishes - recipe adapted from here
Trim the greens off and wash about 30 radishes. Then slice thinly on a mandolin discarding both the ends. Cut about two inches of ginger into matchsticks and add to the radishes. Put them in the fridge whilst preparing the pickling liquid.
Combine below ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then pour over radish and ginger. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before putting in jars. Store in the fridge.
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 bay leaf per jar
I've been saving loads of recipes on my Pinterest Food board, next thing to try with the remaining radishes: roast them. Yum