03 Jul 2014

Vegie “icicles” as a summer delicacy

by Good Idea | Comment I’m the dealerUpdate

Who hasn’t heard of these refreshing delicacies … with their distinguishable (wine) red hue on the outside, and bright white core, these little red radish bulbs are generally sharper in taste.

During a visit to Luxembourg’s weekly farmer’s market, you will discover that there are a number of interesting varieties of seemingly “normal” radish types next to the traditional kind: red-white, white, pink-colored, and the so-called “icicles” (in French: glaçon) . All are grown in Luxembourg from March to December. Moreover, as it’s nice and warm outside and the days extend longer, the radishes cultivated in this country are grown without a protective greenhouse.

Niki Kirsch, the chairman of the “Lëtzebuerger Maarteverbandes” shares his three recipe tips on how to make the most of radishes:

As a starter:

  • Wash, trim off leaves and roots and serve raw.
  • With a little salt, it perfectly paired with a chilled beer.


In a salad:

  • Simply add cut slices and give it a toss.


As a garnish:

  • To various dishes (the “icicles” are particularly suited for this use).
  • Clean, possibly dice smaller, sauté in a pan with butter over a low heat.
  • They taste like beets, but are less intense and great in a stir-fry.


Bon Appetite!

Visit the weekly farmer’s market to find radishes as well as many other “market-Good Ideas”!

Good Idea : Sautéing the "icicles" in a pan ... makes for a delicious side dish!
Radishes are grown in Luxembourg from March to December - in the summer, of course, without discharging additional heat.

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