These roasted radishes are almost unbelievably delicious and could not be easier. If roasting radishes sounds totally weird to you, just trust me and give this recipe a try! Also, if you are a gardener like I am, and find yourself with a bumper crop of radishes this is the recipe for you! In fact, that is the exact reason this radish recipe was created! And the anchovy butter... let's talk about the anchovy butter. It is so good! Herby, garlicky, and so savory from the anchovies. It would make anything taste better!
So, like I wrote, I love to garden and radishes are one of the first crops to pop up in the spring. They are so fast to mature and they love the cool, spring weather so I always get a little over zealous and plant a LOT. As much as I love raw, spicy radishes, I really wanted to use them up quickly and try something new. I've heard of roasting radishes many times, but somehow never tried them myself. When developing this recipe, I knew I wanted to pair them with butter (obviously), but not just any butter - I wanted a super flavorful compound butter. I thought about miso, which would be amazing and great for vegetarians, but my thoughts quickly turned to my salty little fish friends. A few herbs plucked from the garden, a few smashed garlic cloves and that was that. The best butter that I've ever tasted!
What do cooked radishes taste like?
Well, they become softer, sweeter, and almost take on a roasted broccoli/cauliflower flavor in my opinion. Some say they taste like young turnips which I can understand. They are just irresistible and I will be making them as a side dish all year long, but especially when my radishes are fresh from the garden! If raw radishes aren't your favorite, try these. You will be amazed how the flavor transforms.
Are roasted radishes Keto and Paleo friendly?
Yes! I've mentioned before that my husband and I eat a pretty healthy diet despite all the indulgent treats I post here and on Instagram. Overall we eat a lower carb, high veggie diet because it just makes us both feel better. These radishes are a great keto and paleo friendly veggie as they are naturally lower in carbs than starchier root veggies. Feel free to use ghee or coconut oil in place of the butter to make it suit your dietary preferences.
How to serve these radishes
These would really go great with anything, but here are a few ideas:
- Grilled steak
- chicken, grilled or roasted
- tossed in a salad
- tossed with pasta
- on grilled bread or crostini with ricotta
- eaten straight off the pan!
No matter how you serve them, I hope you love them. Let me know if you make them! Also, I'd love to know if you are a home gardener too!
xo - AnitaPrint