In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a radish kick lately. It started off with a breakfast with a radish base and then using radishes as hashbrowns. Today I’m going to make a a salad with thinly sliced radishes, asparagus and a creamy sauce!
Start by preparing the asparagus. Wash them and then gently bend the bottoms until it snaps. Then discard the woody part.Now we’re going to blanch the asparagus. This will cook the asparagus and give it a bright green color. Start with boiling water that you’ve added salt to, then throw in the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they turn bright green.Now for the important part, you want to move the asparagus quickly into cold water to stop the cooking. Using tongs, transfer the asparagus to some ice water in a large bowl.Next, you want to use a mandoline to thinly slice the radishes. As you can see in the picture, I used the thinnest slice possible, 1/16″.Now cut the asparagus into 1 inch sections, drain, and add in the radishes.Next, add all of the sauce ingredients to a food processor. I use the tiny food processor that came with my immersion blender for small tasks like this. Note that in the recipe I call for olive oil. I used bacon grease but I wouldn’t recommend it so I switched the recipe to olive oil 😉Blend it for a minute or so and you’ve got a nice, creamy, homemade sauce!Mix it all together and the salad is done!I paired this with some cod. I just seasoned both sides with old bay and pan fried the fish.Here’s a plated shot of the salad with some cod!
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: ¼th
- Calories: 154
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Sodium: 65mg
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 21mg
- 1.5 Lbs Asparagus Spears
- 10 Radishes
- 4 Oz Sour Cream
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Dill
- 1 tsp Parsley
- Pepper to taste
- Add some salt to a large pot of water and bring to a boil
- While waiting for the water, wash the Asparagus spears and then gently bend them until they snap, discard the woody end of the Asparagus
- Add the Asparagus to the water and boil for 2-3 minutes or until they turn bright green
- Immediately transfer the Asparagus to a pot of ice water to stop the cooking process
- Cut the tops and bottoms off of the radishes and thinly slice using a mandoline
- Add the remaining ingredients to a food processor and blend to form the dressing
- Cut the asparagus into 1" sections and mix with the radishes and dressing
Mandolines, they’re for slicing stuff thin in a hurry. This is one of the newer additions to the CMK kitchen and I plan on trying a lot of new stuff on it. So far I’ve just make some Goat Cheese Wraps by slicing some Zucchini super thing!
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