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If you like Chinese radish, try making a pickled daikon - a piquant and slightly spicy snack, you need the right radish for your desired radish, the right thing for the radish you like, or your favoriteDaikon contains a lot of vitamin C and very few calories - this is a great excuse to include it in your diet as often as possible.
There are many options for marinating daikon in traditional Asian ways. Almost all of them contain ingredients that are difficult to find - rice husks, dried alga kombu and others. Resourceful Russian cooks have found simple ways to replace them, while maintaining the exquisite taste of the original marinated radish-daikon, which the Japanese prepare for snacks, sushi and rolls.
How to pickle daikon for an
Daikon appetizer, prepared in this way, is ideal as a snack for hot boiled rice, potatoes, miso soup additives. For the preparation will need:
- fresh daikon - 2 kg;
- granulated sugar - 200 g;
- coarse salt( not iodized) - 50 g;
- dried rind of sour apples, persimmon, tangerines;
- hot red pepper;
- vodka - 250 ml.
The original recipe involves the use of rice vodka with a strength of 25 °.For lack of it, the usual forty-degree, quite diluted, is quite suitable. Also prepare a strong plastic bag.
Daikon rinse well with cold water, cut off too coarse skin, cut into large pieces. In the package to put all the ingredients, mix, let dissolve. Remove all air from the bag, tie it up and put it in a deep container under the press.
A couple of times a day, the bag with the marinade is inverted so that the contents are marinated more evenly. After a few days you can try ready daikon.
Fans of more vigorous snacks can hold the marinade under the press for another 2-3 days. Store the product in a clean glass jar under a lid in the refrigerator.
If you often have to prepare marinades - take a look at the marinator. This simple and inexpensive device quickly, evenly and without your participation will pickle any products you entrust to it.
Marinue Daikon for Sushi and Rolls
For lovers of national Japanese cuisine and sushi, a recipe for pickled daikon is useful. This product is often included in the original recipe, and finding it on sale is not always possible. Prepare it yourself. We stock ourselves with the following products:
- Daikon - 200 g;
- sand sugar - 50 mg;
- salt( suitable iodinated) - 10-15 mg;
- rice vinegar( 6%) - 200 ml;
- saffron ground - a couple of pinches.
We cut the washed daikon into bars of 8–9 cm in length. The standard nori sheet is about 18 cm long and 2 slices fit into it. In cleaned half-liter jars put the cut daikon and prepare the marinade separately.
Pour 3 tablespoons of boiling water into a small ceramic cup and pour saffron into it. Mix and infuse a little. Meanwhile, in another dish lay out all the other ingredients, dissolve and add to them saffron infusion.
Fill the jar with daikon with ready-made marinade, close with tight lids and leave in a warm place for a week. Then rearrange the jars in the refrigerator for long-term storage.
Daikon in Korean
This simple but exceptionally appetizing snack will appeal to all lovers of Japanese cuisine. For the preparation of pickled daikon in Korean will be needed:
- fresh daikon - 2–3 whole root crops;
- olive oil - a quarter cup;
- bulb onion - 1 large head;
- garlic - a few cloves.
- coriander beans - 1 tsp;
- white vinegar 9% - 20 ml;
- chilli-pepper is added at the request of no more than 1-2 pinch;
- salt( not iodized) to taste.
Rinse cleaned daikon and rub on a special Korean grater.
Chop the garlic, rub the coriander in a mortar with salt. We add pepper and vinegar. Finely chop the onion and simmer in hot vegetable oil.
We give the onions a little cool and oil, in which it was fried, pour into the marinade with spices. We do not need a bow. In the ready fill we shift the chopped daikon, mix and leave to infuse. In a few hours, a delicious spicy snack will be ready.
To give this dish a beautiful yellow color, add a little saffron or turmeric to the marinade.
Daikon marinated in this way is perfect for beef, fish, ham sandwiches, simple side dishes.