Radish roses (or rosettes) make attractive and tasty garnishes for your fresh food dishes. You can even use them as part of a centerpiece for your table.
Things You'll Need
- Fresh radishes
- Sharp paring or other short knife
- Cold water
Clean each radish thoroughly.
Cut off the radishes' roots and stems. If you like, you can leave a small, well-formed leaf or two to enhance the rose-like appearance.
Make a series of cuts around each radish to form the petals. Cut from root end to stem end. Make a few shallower cuts around the inner part of the radish for more petals.
Place the radishes in a container of cold water for at least 15 minutes. The "petals" will open up like roses.
Drain the radish roses and use them for a colorful garnish on salads, fresh vegetable trays or other dishes.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep the radishes in their cold water in the refrigerator until you're ready to use them.
- Stick each radish rose to a lettuce head or other vegetable with a toothpick for a floral centerpiece. You can cover the toothpicks with green onions or other leaves to give the appearance of rose stems.
- Don't try to open the radish rose petals by hand; they will break off.
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