Sometimes the best approach to fresh produce is to treat it lightly in the kitchen, and let its natural flavor shine. This is how we love to eat radishes: a little sea salt, a little sesame oil, and that’s it.
This is a very simple take on the classic combination of radishes and butter. In this case the butter has been replaced with toasted sesame oil which has a wonderful rich nuttiness that pairs beautifully with the crisp radishes. Maldon Salt is my favorite flaky sea salt but you could use fleur de sel or whatever kind you prefer. It’s so simple but it’s incredibly delicious.
We served ours as a side dish to Bulgogi (Korean Marinaded Beef), but these would be delicious as an elegant appetizer or snack.
- 10 small to medium radishes, washed and trimmed of root end
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon Maldon salt or other flaky sea salt
- Place cleaned and trimmed radishes into a small bowl and drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with salt and serve. Radishes can also be dipped into a small bowl of salted sesame oil.