Radish Butter with Oregano and Dill

I love radishes with butter and salt, so you can imagine that I was tickled by the idea of a salty radish butter.  Why didn’t I think of that?  Luckily, the folks over at Grow It Cook It Can It did.

Learn from my mistake and proceed as follows: use a good knife or a food processor to blitz your radishes into bits.  Then stir in the remaining ingredients by hand.  Adding everything to the food processor and pulsing again left me with watery radish mush instead of tiny radish crunches suspended in creamy, salty, herby radish butter.  We spread ours on homemade bread.

Radish Butter with Oregano and Dill: Finely dice a small bunch of radishes, either by hand or in a food processor.  Stir into 4 oz. softened salted butter along with a small handful each of oregano (or marjoram if you have it), dill, and snipped chives.  Season well with black pepper and taste for salt before serving.

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11 thoughts on “Radish Butter with Oregano and Dill

  1. baconbiscuit212

    This is brilliant! I just had radishes and butter on bread today too! But now I know exactly what I am going to do with my remaining radishes. I have parsley, dill, and scallions instead of oregano and chives, but I’m going to throw them in and report back!

    Looks great, Emmy!

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      Oh, yum! I thought of you and your radishes tonight when we went out for fancy tacos–the highlights of the meal were thinly-sliced salted radishes (a garnish) and charred spring onions doused in lemon and salt. Funny when the garnishes are the best part of a meal–but my point here is that you just really can’t beat radishes. :)

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      Seriously, getting through the CSA radishes is always a bit of work–that’s how I started cooking them since you can just toss them in with all the other veggies and roast them. Blasting vegetables to smithereens is another of my favorite ways to make them smaller, though, so we can manage to eat more. (Proceeding to mix them into a stick of butter might be taking that plan in the wrong direction, though….)

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  2. xplorexpress

    When I was little, my favorite dish was sliced radishes on buttered piece of bread or a waffle (a real one), sprinkled with salt… Oh! Delight! Thank you for taking me back to my childhood with this recipe. I will surely make it.

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