Roasted Radishes with Caramelized Kimchi

Here, radishes are cooked with kimchi that caramelizes as it cooks, resulting in an umami butter sauce. Slideshow:  More Radishes Recipes 

Roasted Radishes with Caramelized Kimchi
Photo: © Kay Chun
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 serves


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped napa cabbage kimchi

  • 2 bunches radishes with their greens (1 1/2 pounds)

  • Kosher salt

  • Kosher pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.

  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the kimchi and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the radishes and their greens, the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, and season with salt and pepper; toss to evenly coat. Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the radishes are tender and golden. Stir in the lemon juice and serve warm.

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