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Emeril Lagasse sautés radishes and their greens with bacon, shallots and orange juice until they’re perfectly crisp-tender.More Radish Recipes to Try

Emeril Lagasse
February 2012

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Credit: © Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large, deep skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off the bacon fat in the skillet.

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  • Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to the skillet and melt over moderately high heat. Add the radish greens, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Scrape the greens into a bowl.

  • Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add the radishes, shallots and crisp bacon and cook over moderately high heat, stirring a few times, until the radishes are golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add the sugar and cook for 2 minutes, until dissolved. Add the orange juice and boil, stirring a few times, until the radishes are barely tender and the sauce is lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the radish greens, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Notes

F&W radish variations

Sauté radishes in extra-virgin olive oil with drained and chopped anchovies and olives and minced fresh rosemary.

Sauté radishes in vegetable oil with scallions, ginger and chiles; add a splash of Asian fish sauce and fresh lime juice.

Sauté radishes in olive oil with chopped roasted poblanos and cilantro.

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