A low carb and super tasty side dish, Miso Glazed Roasted Radishes is a low carb side dish with a delicious Asian-inspired glaze pairs perfectly with Seared Tuna With Dragon Fruit Salsa or Crispy Sesame Tofu... The miso glaze requires a few traditional Japanese ingredients, and the radishes cook in half the time of other root veggies!
👩🏻🍳 Tamara Talks - About Roasted Radishes
I LOVE radishes - the crunch and the bit of peppery flavor add pizazz to tacos, salads, and more. I love them plain or with European butter and sea salt. (Yes, that is a "thing") 🙂 It took me some time to warm up to the idea of cooking this vegetable. Preconceived notions perhaps?
Radishes are a root from the Brassica family and are a cousin to the cabbage. Scratching my head emoji needed here. 😀 I don't taste a connection, but I trust my sources! You may be surprised to know that radishes contain a good amount of Vitamin C, as well as smaller amounts of other important vitamins and minerals. Radishes are a good source of dietary fiber. For more on nutrition information of radishes, see What are Radishes Good For?.
My inspiration for Roasted Miso Glazed Radishes was twofold: 1. Gorgeous multi-colored radishes at my farmers market. 2. My friend Jennifer Stewart of Take Two Tapas' Crispy Roasted Garlic Radishes. Rarely do I find radishes with really nice greens, and I love color in my food! I used some of the lovely greens in the dish, and I've got a zip bag full for a planned fermented radish greens.
📋 Ingredients You'll Need
Here is a quick look at the ingredients in the recipe – it’s handy to use at the grocery store or as a summary of what you need. Skip to the recipe for quantities. Asian cooking requires Asian sauces. They're widely available, but if you can't find them, check Amazon!
- radishes - My personal experience with fresh radishes is that the greens are already drooping, and unusable. On photo day, I had farmers' market radishes with gorgeous greens, and I used them! All. The. Yes.!
- olive oil
- sea salt and fresh ground pepper
- light miso paste - I use light/white miso in this recipe, but you'll be fine with darker miso. Miso paste is typically "gluten free," but you want to confirm. If you can't find it locally, you can get miso paste on Amazon.
- tamari - Tamari is naturally gluten free, but again, confirm. Find tamari on Amazon.
- mirin - Again, if you have trouble finding Asian sauces locally, you can find mirin on Amazon.
- sesame oil - As above, find sesame oil on Amazon.
- sriracha - Most markets now carry sriracha sauce, but if not, this is the brand of sriracha I use, and it's available from Amazon.
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- Prepare the radishes - Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 convection). As described in the post, remove greens from the radishes, and wash everything thoroughly. Remove any bad spots on the greens if using. Coarsely chop the prepared greens. Cut any large radishes in half lengthwise. Drizzle the olive oil over the radishes, and season lightly with sea salt and pepper. The glaze adds more saltiness. Use your hands to combine well. Place on a baking sheet or casserole in a single layer, and into the hot oven.
- Roast the radishes - Roast 10 minutes. While the radishes roast, whisk together the glaze ingredients - miso paste, tamara, mirin, sesame oil, sriracha. Stir in the miso glaze and the radish greens if using. Cook an additional 10 minutes +/- until the radishes have some nice caramelization. Remove from the oven and enjoy!
The most time consuming part of this dish is breaking down the radishes. I wanted to include greens (we love greens at Andersen casa!), so I cut the greens from the radishes, then carefully cut any bad spots (ie. soft rot). Clearly you can see that I had beautiful greens, and this is not always the case! I had enough "good" greens to bag the rest up to ferment them.
About radishes - Scrub the radishes. Root vegetables can hide a lot of dirt. I usually fill a large bowl with water, submerge the radishes, and swish vigorously. It helps remove that dirt!
This miso glaze is great on other roasted vegetables - asparagus, snap peas, bell peppers, etc.
Given that my husband and I are trying to lose the "middle-aged bulge," we are watching our carbs. I find these Roasted Miso Glazed Radishes provide much of the satisfaction of other root vegetables with fewer calories and lower in carbohydrates at only 3 g per serving (7 radishes). Sounds like a win/win right?
On the other hand, if carbs are not an issue, you might want to pair these miso glazed radishes with these Asian-style mashed potatoes.
The night of the photo shoot, we served Roasted Miso Glazed Radishes with Seared Tuna with Dragon Fruit Salsa, and charred shishito peppers (I used the same miso sauce). It was a fabulous and
low carb meal!