Radish glutton!

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Radish glutton!

Postby ilknur » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:00 pm

I may have gone a bit overboard with sowing radishes! Now I've got more than I need - not sure what to do with them!

Any recipes?
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby robo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 pm

Radish is one of the things I grow that very rarely leave the plot ,I love crunching them while waiting for the tea to cool
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby sally wright » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:11 pm

Dear Ilknur,
pickle them! There are lots of ways to do this so look up some recipes on the internet. If you have a food slicer/processor it will be really easy to slice or grate them.
Regards Sally Wright.
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby tigerburnie » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:13 am

Never had that problem, bit like robo we both eat them faster than they can grow, though I do sow short rows in between everything else in succession.
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby Primrose » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:37 pm

That is a problem I would like to have. I love them, especially French Breakfast. I will often have a handful with my breakfast Bovril on toast in an attempt to get my Five A Day
If we have a surplus I will sometimes slice them and serve as a side salad with a drop of vinaigrette dressing to a cheesy omelette or something light like that.

Send them here. Happy to solve your glut problem!!
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby Westi » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi ilknur,

They are lovely roasted, I was sceptical but really does turn them into a different vegetable altogether! Mostly though it is just finding one that isn't nibbled & or bolted in a salad, but they are having a great year on my plot. I am also growing the Watermelon (Chinese) radish this year after I saw it on a recipe site - it is white on the outside & red in the middle & those are from their heritage good in stir fries & the like but some creative recipes out their if you search. They are slower growing though than our traditional radish but looking fine.
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby Primrose » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:43 pm

I used to grow Daikon / Mouli which are the long white skinned ones as long as a cucumber and which are delicious cut into fine strips and used in stir fries. Haven't grown them for ages. Don't really know why because they're a useful vegetable. Must give them another try. Have never heard of the Watermelon radish. Is it a sort of Mouli variety?
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Re: Radish glutton!

Postby Westi » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:42 pm

Hi Primrose!

My Mouli is big carrot size so I took one! I grate it into salads as it has the cold, crisp taste like cucumber, as well as stir fry it. The others will stay in the ground until bigger & I may sow some more. The Watermelon radish are just like our standard radish but inside out colour wise, but the recipes I found it in were pretty much salad or stir fry with the odd stew type thing, & it does look pretty on the plate! It is so much slower growing than our standard radish to date & I had 2 sowings of standard radish harvests while these are just tinkey tiny still! Maybe weather, maybe their natural growing pattern? I never found out much on the net of them growing here in the UK.
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