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What the Heck is Daikon?

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Pickled Daikon
Ingredients:
1 cup rice vinegar
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 pound daikon radish
1/4 cup kosher salt

Directions:
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add vinegar, water, sugar, and turmeric. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Peel the daikon and slice into 1/4” rounds. Mix with salt and place in a colander to drain for an hour. Rinse the salt off pat the daikon slices dry. Place the daikon in a sterilized glass jar and cover with the cooled brine. Refrigerate overnight.

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2 Fawn Cadue { 02.19.14 at 2:49 pm }

Daikon is great cooked with a pork roast. Just “chunk” the daikon and lay it around the roast, as you would potatoes. Season with garlic, salt, and any spices you like. Bake until roast is done to your liking. The daikon will mostly “melt” away, but the flavors it gives is wonderful..They are good shredded with a soy sauce added. Refrigerate and eat it with rice, or as my husband likes, all by itself. If you like turnips, you will enjoy the taste of the cooked daikon. Wonderful!

3 Jaime McLeod { 02.03.14 at 6:57 am }

Rogelio, Yes, you can. They are a root vegetable and very cold hardy.

4 Rogelio Barbosa { 01.31.14 at 10:07 pm }

can I grow daikon in zone 6 in Idaho I want to try them out.

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