Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Weekly Recipe #71: Shaved Radish Sandwiches with Herb Butter

You may not think of radishes as capable of playing a starring role in a sandwich, but with a fabulous DIY herb butter in the supporting role, those little red root veggies deliver a memorable performance in this summer sandwich.

Shaved Radish Sandwiches with Herb Butter
Adapted from Bon App├ętit

(Makes 16 servings)

1/2 cup (1 stick) room-temperature salted butter
5 anchovy fillets, mashed and drained
1 small garlic clove, grated
3 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
3 tbsp. fresh tarragon
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
32 slices of baguette, diagonally cut 1/8" thick
12 radishes, very thinly sliced
16 arugula leaves

Herb Butter:
1. Mix butter, anchovy fillets, garlic clove, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

1. Spread herb butter generously on one side of each of the 32 baguette slices.
2. Toss radishes with salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
3. Top half of bread slices with radish slices and arugula. Top with remaining bread slices, butter side down.

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