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What’s with the obsession this girl has with radishes? Even though nature’s magenta is reason enough to make friends with this food, it was 1 calorie per radish that required me to make more effort to work it into my diet. Just check the nutritional info over to the left if you want more reasons to eat radishes. And when Michael Symon from Cooking Channel’s Cook Like an Iron Chef fashioned together this salad as an accompaniment to spicy chicken wings, I was all “I can cook like an iron chef too.”

Before I share his simple four-ingredient salad worth every refreshing bite, I need to share some things about Michael Symon.

He’s an affable guy, so why does he bug me something fierce? Maybe it’s that he acts like he’s read only the strengths part of audience research findings and I’m guessing by his show that the list of Michael Symon Audience Likes reads:

wrist flirting when zesting citrus

offal. t-shirt

fresno chilies

washing hands

‘cilaaantro” spoken in baritone Chicago accent

prison kitchen


slaving around his assistants

muscle flexing while stirring

effusive reaction to his own cooking

laughing at his own jokes

glass bowls

putting tasting spoon back in pot

duck fat

Oh my god, he’s me (including the baritone voice) without the t-shirt and with the hair…and by assistants I mean children. Let’s save that therapy session for another post. Until then, fall in love with radishes and celery with a little help from blue cheese.

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radish celery salad not offal

preptime: 10 minutes

serves 2

3 radishes

1 celery stalk

1/4 cilantro leaves

1/4 c crumbled blue cheese

olive oil

salt and pepper

  1. Slice radishes and celery thin.
  2. Toss with cilantro and blue cheese.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
recipe adapted from Michael Symon Cook Like an Iron Chef on Cooking Channel and provided by your friends at crunchtimefood.com

1 Comment

  1. Christine says Nov 15th 2011 11:58 am

    Hey Foodies, Dr. April and Sherri’s Salad recipe has been selected by Knapkins to be featured in a Recipe Guessing Game. Invite fans to play: http://knapkins.com/guess_games/647?source=blog

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