SHUNKYO RADISH

DESCRIPTION: As soon as I bring home a bunch of radishes, I cut off the greens and put them in a separate bag in the fridge.The greens pull water and nutrients out of the root,causing your radishes to go soft earlier than they should. The greens don't store well, so try to eat them as soon as you can after pickup. When I'm in the mood for raw radishes, I like to make a colorful salad with different kinds of radishes. Lastnight I used ping pong and watermelon radishes in a salad with sliced cherry tomatoes, cilantro, toasted peanuts and a lime, fish sauce vinaigrette. It was addictive and I can't wait to eat the leftovers today! As the weather gets chilly, try roasting radishes or including them in soups. Cooking radishes brings out their sweetness. Also, put those beautiful greens to use! They may be bitter, but that just means they're good for you. Bitter greens call for strong flavors---garlic, lemon, anchovies.

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