Today I share with you a little bite of a snack that I only recently discovered through my marriage. It is a traditional bite of vegetable that is common among my husband’s family, but is one I never heed any attention to till Thanksgiving. It was last year at Thanksgiving that I noticed my grandfather-in-law taking a bite of raw radish with salt sprinkled on it. Not only was he doing it, but so was my husband, my mother-in-law, and my grandmother-in-law! It took me by quite surprise.
For starters, radish has never been in my scheme of vegetables I eat commonly. It wasn’t a slight for preference or anything; it was simply a matter of exposure. I simply was not exposed to radish on a frequent manner and it simply slide to the side of notice. Secondly, I definitely never seen radish chomped on so readily – and especially with just a drizzle of salt. What was this interesting bite that my married family seemed to enjoy? I took one bite – and the rest is history. It is, now, a frequent chomp in our house.
What I love about radishes is that it has stout zing that can clear the sinuses, but without a burning heat that scolds the mouth and throat. A sprinkle of salt adds a twist to the zing; suddenly it goes from zingy to zippy! Instead of just an instant wow in your mouth with a zing it transforms it into a zip that slowly builds with each bite.
RADISH & SALT
Time: 3 minute
- 1 bunch of radishes
- A pinch of Salt
- Trim the tops and the bottoms of the radishes. Wash the radishes well and pat dry.
- Sprinkle with a pinch of salt – and chomp!
THE BRECHEISEN BATCH