Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Radish Butter


Sometimes, if I can't fall asleep, I set the iPod up and listen to podcasts of The Splendid Table. And just before drifting off one winter night, I listened to The Lee Brothers talk about radish butter.

This sent me back out to the cold frame in early February to sprinkle down some radish seeds. And yesterday, I harvested the first one.

I have always been meh about radishes. But radish butter is another animal. Peppery and savory. On toasty bread. Whoa. I didn't push it further when Corey declined a taste. Without any hesitation, I just turned back around and polished off the serving myself.

Here's the recipe. If you are lucky enough to have access to fresh, local butter, make the investment!

9 comments:

Becky said...

Where do you get your local butter?

I LOVE radishes. I'm always planting more seeds, so that I always have them. There's nothing like a radish your grow yourself.

Tracey said...

Local butter - I get it out here at the Great Valu (true!) - made by the Mennonites. Feast will have it. Maybe IY or Rebecca's? I may have also seen it at Mona Lisa Pasta?

Patience_Crabstick said...

Whole Foods has nutrition information about vegetables posted, and I was surprised to see that radishes rank pretty high. I always thought they were a lightweight vegetable.

anotherringcoming said...

WHAT!? Radish BUTTER? I've never heard of it before, and I am the world's biggest radish addict! Off to make some right now!

Tracey said...

P_C - I totally didn't know that. I, too, lumped them in with things like celery.

Anotherring - What did you think? Did I tell you yet that I made the Agua de Jamaica and loved it?

Melody said...

I've never tried it. I'm curious though, so maybe I'll have to try.

Great pic! I have such spring fever!

Tracey said...

Thanks, Melody! Yee-haw, spring fever!

donna rae said...

Tracey, I was so inspired by this post that I had to try the radish butter. I finally made it today... YUM! Anyway, I posted the results to my blog and gave you and The Splendid Table credit for the find! http://flanneljammiesfarm.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-to-do-with-radishes.html
Easter blessings to you and yours!

Tracey said...

Nice, donna rae!