Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Overnight Chinese Daikon Radish Pickles

Overnight Chinese Daikon Radish Pickles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Once again, my Chow Box contained a vegetable I hadn't seen before. As I seem to be saying every week, I am really enjoying playing with all of this new produce.


Overnight Chinese Daikon Radish Pickles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Daikon Radishes

My kids think it is exciting to try new foods each week and I'm enjoying the challenge, as I find new uses for it all. I have to say that we all really enjoyed the flavor of the daikon radishes raw and as a bonus, they were really pretty too. I wanted to do something a little different with the rest of them though.


Overnight Chinese Daikon Radish Pickles recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Daikon Radishes - peeled and sliced
My husband especially enjoyed these. He compared them to a lot of the foods he enjoyed while living in Korea many years ago.

Overnight Chinese Daikon Radish Pickles
recipe slightly adapted from Allrecipes
(printable recipe)

2 cups peeled and sliced daikon, about 1/4" thick
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

In a small mixing bowl, sprinkle the salt over the radish slices and toss to combine. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This will help the radishes soften and release some liquid.

Drain the water from the bowl and rinse the daikon well. Pat them dry with a towel and then return to the bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients and toss well to combine and coat all the slices. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. I love all the creative veggie recipes you're posting lately! I've never tried daikon radishes, they look interesting.

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  2. Looks great! My mom likes to use Daikon in braised meat dishes... I guess like milder, less starchy carrots. In fact, Daikon in Chinese is literally "White Carrots"...

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  3. I've never seen a daikon radish. It looks really interesting. Did you know what it was, or did you have to look it up?

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  4. I don't believe I've ever had a pickled radish, perhaps because I'm not a big radish eater, but Bev is. If I can find the seeds around here, I'll grown some of these and give pickling a try for her.

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  5. I'm so jealous of your great chow boxes---and they're inspiring a wonderful series of posts.

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  6. I think it's great that your kids get so excited about trying new foods. I definitely did not have that when I was younger!! Love this idea - I bet they tasted so good!

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  7. I never know what to do with daikon radishes but I love all things pickled! Totally trying this!

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  8. I'm so curious. I've never seen these.

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  9. I have never tried anything with daikon, but I love pickled veggies and I am sure I would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. My husband would be all over these. He also loved Korean food while visiting. I've heard of daikon but never tried it - you are so brave!

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  11. I have several recipes saved that call for the use of daikon and until your post I had no idea what to look for! So thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love things you can set aside overnight, and they pretty much do the work for you!

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  13. I have never heard of daikon radishes. Sounds interesting.

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  14. These look awesome! And they have gorgeous, large daikon radishes at the market near me :-)

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  15. I love any and all types of pickles. These look great!

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  16. You're on a blog version of Chopped. And you're winning.

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  17. SO funny! I happened upon your site because I got daikon radishes in MY Chow Locally box this week - almost 2 years to the day after you posted this. Love in-season veggies :)

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    1. That's awesome. I'm so glad it was helpful!

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