Table Radishes with Seasoned Salts and Butter
Farm tables often include bowls of radishes to be enjoyed with butter and salt.
Serving the radishes with seasoned salts will make this staple a uniquely special appetizer. Try with the spices below, or with other of your favorites. You could also season your butter with a little garlic or spice of your choice.
1 bunch small radishes, or 1-2 large Daikons, trimmed/leaves removed
3-4 Tbsp. butter
3/4 c. coarse salt
1 Tbsp. whole fennel seeds
1 Tbsp. whole cumin seeds
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. paprika
3 Seasoned Salts:
Toast fennel seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking pan continuously, until aromatic, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder; grind until seeds are no longer coarse.
In a small mixing bowl, stir ground fennel seeds into 1/4 cup coarse salt; transfer to a small serving bowl.
Wipe out mixing bowl, and repeat by combining cumin seeds with 1/4 c. coarse salt- then transfer to another small bowl.
Wipe out mixing bowl, then stir paprika and cayenne pepper into 1/4 cup coarse salt; transfer to a third small bowl.
Transfer softened butter, (combined with any optional seasonings), to a fourth bowl.
Arrange radishes on a serving platter, with serving bowls around them.
Recipe created or adapted by Liz Talley, Urban Graze
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