Crunchy, cherry-red radishes with a pungent flavor.
Red radishes contain vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium. Like many radishes, Red radishes contain active enzymes that are known to aid in digestion.
Red radishes are one of the most commonly used radishes in culinary preparations and can be utilized in both cooked and raw preparations, making them a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Sliced thin they can be used to add spice and a refreshing crispness to tacos, sandwiches, pasta and pizza. They can be roasted, braised, grilled or pickled. Their flavor pairs well with butter, cream based sauces, fresh herbs, lemon, onion and shellfish. To store keep Red radishes dry and refrigerated. For best texture and flavor use within one to two weeks.
Radishes place in the culinary world may vary from region to region but they are an essential accoutrement to many traditional cuisines from Mexico to America, Asia to France. In Mexico you can find Red radishes garnishing a plate of barbacoa or amid other garnishes on a taco. In France, the simple preparation of butter and course sea salt with radishes is a quintessential crudité. A quite unique use is in India, where grated radish is mixed with cornmeal to make a Punjabi corn cake called makkai ki roti.