As a child, radishes were just a peppery annoyance in iceberg lettuce salads. And iceberg lettuce salads were just an annoying punctuation to dinner. Somewhere along the way, I was introduced the French side dish of radishes and peas. The dish balances nicely. the sweetness of the peas offsetting the peppery bite of the radish. The balance could also be due to the huge amount of butter in the recipe.
While this isn’t my best food styling photograph, this variation on the dish is pretty tasty. It’s pretty simple, just a few ingredients; radishes, peas, shrimp, onions and basil — salt and pepper to taste and a bit of olive oil. Pretty much it’s just sauted together.