We were having life long friends over for dinner and it’s been a while. These friends have known Chris Ann and I for over 18 years. They have been through the storms and triumphs of life with us and our families. They are the kind of friends that even though you only see each other once or twice a year, pick up right where you left off. They are the kind of friends we know, know matter where we are in life, if we needed them, they’d come running. To be honest, Devon and I needed them. We’ve been wrestling over some possible big life changes and we wanted to be surrounded with those friends who know us on an intimate and historical level. When thinking about making life changes, it’s so much easier to get objective advice from friends who already know your history and can look at both the big picture and the minutia. It was a wonderful evening. We wanted to recreate an appetizer we had shared with Todd and Chris Ann in December in Minnesota. The four of us had gone to The Bachelor Farmer for a celebratory dinner and had this dish. It was simple and fun!
Clean and trim farm fresh baby radishes.
Add a cube of quality butter. I used Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter.
Make small mounds of different flavored sea salts. We used (from top right corner going clockwise) Pink Peppercorn, Lavendar, Mushroom and Rosemary. Rosemary was my favorite with the radishes.
Serve them on a platter where each ingredient can be appreciated on its own.
Encourage your guests to try different combinations of radish with butter and flavored salts. It was the perfect kick off to a special evening.