Saturday, April 14, 2007

Lemon Ginger Daikon Pickles

I love daikon! It's really a lovely vegetable. It compliments many foods, is a wonderful palette cleanser and supposedly has many health benefits. Here is a simple recipe that is very easy to prepare. Serve as a side dish to most asian foods.

Lemon Ginger Daikon Pickles

1 large daikon
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp grated ginger with juice reserved
1 cup rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp sweet mirin

1. Peel and slice daikon into 1/8 inch think slices. Put into a non-reactive air-tight container large enough to hold the daikon and pickling liquid.
2. Thinly slice the zest of the lemon and add the zest and lemon juice to the daikon.
3. Add the grated ginger and reserved liquid along with the mirin and vinegar.
4. Mix throughly. Refrigerate the contents overnight or for a minimum of 5 hours. If possible try to stir at least once.
5. When serving, drain off liquid.

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