If someone would have told me a few months ago I would fall in love with eating radishes with a small pat of butter dipped in truffle salt I would have thought they were nuts. But this is exactly what happened when eating at the Pike Brewery in the Pike Place Market. I was there with other food bloggers for a brewery tour and when we sat down to eat, there were whole radishes on a plate with truffle salt and butter. I was confused on how to eat the radishes so I waited to see what others were doing so I could follow their lead. Oh my word… where has this combination been all my life? Seriously.
Over the weekend my husband and I were at a bookstore and while thumbing through cookbooks, I encountered a recipe in one of the Lee Brothers cookbooks for radish butter. I guess I’m the last person to know eating radishes and butter together is common. And just so you know, I am new to truffle salts too. I was introduced to truffle salt earlier this year and have been obsessed with them ever since. I’ve also learned quality matters when buying these addictive finishing salts. The one I use is also from the Pike Place Market’s Truffle Cafe. They sell all things truffle. Truffle salt is not cheap but it will last you a long time and in my opinion is worth it especially seasoning popcorn. Trust me on this one.
After seeing the radish butter recipe in the cookbook I mentioned above and my experience with truffle salt, butter, and radishes at Pikes Brewery I decided to make radish truffle butter. Oh heavens… oh my. It took me about 3 minutes to make and it turned out better than I could have hoped for or expected. Even my daughters who hate radishes loved it. We used the radish truffle butter on top of our steaks and smeared some on corn on the cob. It was truly awesome.
The creaminess of the butter, sublime flavor of the truffle salt, and the finely chopped raw radishes made for one incredible spread. One small dollop of this butter made our steaks go from really good to amazing. If you have some truffle salt in your pantry, I invite you to try this recipe. I believe you’ll love it as much as we do. Enjoy!
Radish Truffle Butter
1 1/2 cups quartered radishes
3/4 teaspoon truffle salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulsate everything for a few seconds at a time until well combined. Enjoy!