Sometimes the best things can also be the simplest. With the best of ingredients, French radishes + whipped butter + sea salt is one of them.

We were first turned on to this treat by our friends at The NoMad in NYC. A short time later, we were happily surprised to read about it in Mimi Sheraton's "10 Most Memorable Meals" article in the June 2013 Food Issue of Smithsonian Magazine

Writing about her gastronomic epiphanies, she describes the "radis au beurre heaven" found at The NoMad where "each petite white-tipped pink French radish is individually molded in a tiny round cup of sweet butter. All that is needed for total bliss is a few grains of the sea salt." We are proud our fleur de sel brought Mimi Sheraton bliss.

Radis au beurre with Amagansett Sea Salt

Radishes and butter

Ingredients
  • 20 fresh, French radishes
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted good quality butter, at room temperature
  • Amagansett Sea Salt
Method

Wash the radishes and pat dry. Chill in the refrigerator to keep crisp. Remove 10 minutes prior to eating.

Place the softened butter in a bowl and whip by hand or beater until it becomes light and creamy in color and texture.

To serve, place the radishes on a platter, along with the softened whipped butter and small pile of Amagansett Sea Salt. Allow guests to help themselves - we like to drag the radish through the butter and then dip the tip of the buttered radish in the salt to pick up a few grains.