Radishes are wonderful for internal detoxification, particularly supportive of liver and gallbladder function. But I never knew how to make them fun to eat. Our farmshare sponsors provided this wonderful recipe, which was an instant hit in my house.
2 cups daikon radish, grated or julienned in food processor
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 tsp granulated sugar, or substitute liquid stevia to taste
1 tsp mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
crushed peanuts, to taste
Place the grated or julienned daikon in a colander over a bowl/sink and sprinkle with the salt. Mix well and let site for 30 minutes.
Squeeze out any excess water from the daikon, and rinse with cold water. Drain.
In a small saucepan, combine the seasoned rice vinegar, sugar/stevia and mirin. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves (only takes a few minutes). Transfer the daikon to an airtight container and pour the vinegar mixture over. Stir well to combine. Chill for 20 minutes before serving. Top with crushed peanuts to taste.