Simply Ravishing

At the grocery store, the vibrant red radishes caught my eye.  I had been thinking about them the week prior because Peter Rabbit came up in a conversation, and didn’t he wear a little blue jacket and steal radishes from Mr. McGregor’s garden?  Or was it just carrots?  I can’t remember…  But either way, I had radishes on the brain, and there they were, all striking and gorgeous.  So I bought a bunch, completely ignoring the fact that I’ve never actually eaten a radish before in my entire life.  

 

When I got home, I looked up recipes that used radishes.  Every single one was a salad, and that really wasn’t going to do me any good, seeing as I had my heater blasting and I was craving something warm.  So I chopped up the radishes, smelled some herbs and spices, and threw it all in a pan with a little olive oil and some chickpeas.  They gave the perfect crunch to complement the soft chickpeas.  Not bad for a first attempt!

 

Radish Stir-Fry

serves 1

If softer radishes are desired, cook longer before adding the chickpeas.  Add or substitute your favorite spices.

5 radishes, cut into thin circles, then quartered

½ c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed

⅛ tsp dried onion flakes

½ tsp soy sauce

olive oil

freshly ground black pepper

  1. Heat 2-3 tsp olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat.  Add radishes and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until radishes turn translucent.
  2. Add chickpeas and soy sauce.  Continue cooking until chickpeas soften and mixture is heated through.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper to taste.  Serve hot.

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December 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Midweek Meals.

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