recipes barefoot contessa

Radishes with Butter & Salt (Serves 6 to 8)

Copyright 2004, Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Clarkson/Potter Publishers, All Rights Reserved

Photo: Quentin Bacon

2 bunches of radishes with the tops intact
Sea salt
Good salted butter or Herbed Butter
1 French baguette, sliced diagonally, and lightly toasted

Herbed Butter
1/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
11/2 teaspoons minced scallions
11/2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
11/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Arrange the radishes on a bed of sea salt. Spread the butter on slices of toasted bread and arrange artfully on a platter. Serve at room temperature.

Herbed Butter
Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on low speed until combined. Do not whip.