I think I am open-minded when it comes to trying new foods. However, when it comes to vegetables, I was almost certain I have tried all there is to try….. And then the other day I was on Pinterest and low and behold, a recipe for roasted radishes. Radishes? Hmmm, I have only seen those on salads and I never buy them. I do not really enjoy the bitter taste. From the reviews of the recipe though, I thought I would give it a try. The recipe was simple enough and a 16-oz bag of radishes was $1.29, so I thought why not give it a try? I am glad I did! The roasted radishes were very good (however, some of the reviews stated they tasted like potatoes…. I did not agree with that, haha).
Also, a few months ago when I was in San Diego, I went to a restaurant and enjoyed a spicy shrimp burrito in a jicama shell. It was tasty, but when I returned back home, I never looked for it, because I really had no idea what it was. Then, our friend invited us over for dinner and she had raw jicama cut up. Again, another amazing vegetable I have been missing out on. Often referred to as a “Mexican turnip,” it looks like a white potato. You can cook jicama too, but I have been eating it raw. It has mild sweet taste, but is good for dipping into homemade guacamole.
I decided I need a week off from work to make all the recipes I have saved, printed out, emailed myself, etc. Honestly, I must have about 50 that I really want to try making, and just not enough time to make it all. Do you think my boss will be okay with that? Probably not, haha. Oh, and I also just received a new cookbook from Juli Bauer of www.paleomg.com which has a bunch more recipes I need to make. I am glad the radish recipe is easy to make and takes no time at all…. Leaves me time to make lots of other things (I miss my double oven!).
1 – 16 oz. bag of radishes
Salt, pepper to taste
** Experiment with this, try different herbs and see how they turn out. I used some fresh thyme from the garden and it was very good.
- Preheat oven to 455 degrees. Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet (helps with easy clean up).
- Toss radishes with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl to coat.
- Spread the radishes on the aluminum foil lined baking sheet in an even single layer.
- Roast for 20-30 minutes. Check on them frequently and give them a little stir to prevent burning.
- When the radishes are a little brown, wrinkled, and soft, they are done.
~ Savannah FitNut aka Morgan McNeal