The Roman poet Horace compiled a long list of foods that would wake up a weary stomach. Radishes are on his list. And there is nothing more weary than the stomach of a fussy eater. Freddie's own list on the Naming and Shaming Fridge is literally a moveable feast. Radishes have been allowed to creep up from "I hate" to "I am not sure about these ..." Our very last R for Radish recipe came from one of Freddie's favourite chefs, David Hall of the Book the Cook blogspot, who devotes a great deal of his time trying to inspire the appetites of young people. His recipe is slightly sweet, warming and prompted Freddie to nudge radish to the very borders of "I like." Right now the radish is waiting in vegetable transit to be given a visa to travel to "I like."
Cannellini Cheese and Radish Salad
1 tin of Cannelini beans
Radishes, thinly sliced
Crumbly goats' cheese or Lancashire
Red onion thinly sliced( optional - we left this out)
Fresh parsley, chopped finely
Dressing - 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 3 tbsp olive oil,1 tbsp cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon runny honey.
Make the dressing and warm in a small pan with the cannellini beans. Simply dress the plate with the beans, radishes, onion and parsley and crumble the cheese over. Serve with crusty bread.
Our next stop is Raddichio...any thoughts?