Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pickled Beauty Heart Radish

Beauty Heart Radish (心裡美蘿蔔), some call it Watermelon Radish.
It's beautiful no matter how you slice it.

To use raw in salad  --  grate, shred, or thinly slice, and toss with your favorite salad dressing. 
Or you can pickle the radish for snacks or serve with grilled meats.

Sprinkle radish with some salt and set aside for 5-8 minutes, then rinse off salt and drain,
at the mean time make pickling sauce with -- 1 part sugar + 0.75 part rice vinegar + pinch of salt. 
  You may add other spices to the sauce as you wish, I only use fresh peppers for this pickle.

 Pack jar with radish and any herb/spice then pour the pickling sauce into the jar.
 I put some fresh yellow peppers at the bottom, 
you can see a bit of yellow at the lower right corner.

Blogger friend Robin is hosting Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard on preserving garden harvest, head over there to see more home food preservation ideas.


villager said...

Thanks you for posting this recipe. I have some beauty heart radishes sizing up now and I wanted to pickle some of them. Now I know how! This is my first time growing them.

Robin said...

Boy those are some beautiful radishes! We aren't big radish fans around here. But, maybe we would enjoy them pickled.

wilderness said...

They look pretty darn good to me. Do they have a similar flavor of an ordinary radish?

Mac said...

You're welcome.

We're not fans of radish, but we like it pickled.

Yes, it taste similar to ordinary radish, maybe a bit milder.

becky3086 said...

What an interesting way to use radishes. I happen to love radishes so will keep this post in mind next time I have some.

Mac said...

Glad you found the recipe useful, pickle and lacto-ferment vegetables are common ways of preserving harvest in Asian countries.

kitsapFG said...

Those are such pretty slices! I am not all that keen on radishes but do like them in a coleslaw with a sweeter dressing. I am betting I would like this pickled radish recipe too. Thanks for posting it.

Liz - Suburban Tomato said...

Those are simply stunning radishes - I'm inspired both to grow them and pickle them. Thankyou!

Thomas said...

It is beautiful! You expect it to be sweet by the looks of it.

I love pickled radishes, even though it tends to give off a funky smell whenever I do it.

Mac said...

kitsapFG, Liz, Thomas,
Try it once, you might like it, I cannot eat plain radish as is, but I like them pickled.

Matt said...

Seasoned or unseasoned rice vinegar?

Mac said...

Unseasoned rice vinegar.