Wednesday, January 09, 2008
R is for Roasted Radishes
I did toy with the idea of carving a face in a radish and then came to my senses. For our very own 'Noche de Rabanos’, I roasted the radishes. I bought bunches of beautiful multicoloured radishes, coated them in seasoned olive oil and put them in the oven. I served them to Freddie and Alex with some roast chicken. “What sort of potatoes are these?”asked Freddie. Once roasted, the radishes become quite tender and they lose some of their fiery taste. I told Freddie he was eating radishes. he looked surprised but awarded the roasted radishes a stunning 8 out of 10. The radish is going up in his estimation...
Noche de Rabanos Roasted Radishes
6 garlic cloves
2-3 tablespoons of sesame oil
Half tsp of mild chilli powder
Half tsp of smoked paprika powder
A pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 190C. Cut the radishes in half. Place them in a deep baking tray. Peel the garlic cloves and add them whole.
Cover the radishes and garlic in the sesame oil, mild chilli powder and smoked paprika. Add a pinch of salt. Stir well to make sure they are coated in the oil and seasonings. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Half way through, stir them round to make sure they are evenly cooked. Serve hot.
You can try this with baby turnips and other root vegetables if you prefer.