Radishes are so different when cooked, losing all of their bite and becoming sweet vehicles for salt, pepper, olive oil and whatever herb you decide to cook them with. This recipe uses thyme, a spice I adore. The healthiest part of the radish is actually in the greens, so don't throw them away when making this recipe and use them in another dish! The bulbs have great nutrients as well. Radishes and their greens are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also are a very good source of potassium, folic acid and the trace mineral molybdenum. Radishes have been used for centuries for liver disorders, to improve digestion and to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver.
- 3 bunches assorted radishes
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Heat oven to 425 F. Trim radish greens and wash the bulbs until clean. Pat dry with a paper towel. Toss radishes with the oil, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour into a shallow baking dish and cook for about 40 minutes. Turn them occasionally to ensure they don't burn. Enjoy the dish that inspired Doug Long to become a foodie. Do you have a dish that inspired you to become obsessed with food? I'd love to hear about it!