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Tasty Pickled Daikon

September  5, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Makes 5 16 oz jars
Author Notes

I created this recipe based on Tyler Florence recipe. I wanted something unique for my Farmer's Market customers, and love the color and flavor that tumeric imparts on the daikon. I have also added Fresh Dill and Guajillo Pepper flakes to the brine. This is a very cleansing and healthy way to enjoy Daikon and I hope you will enjoy it. —Sunchowder

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds Fresh Daikon
  • 2.5 cups Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Tumeric
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Dill
  • 2 pieces Dried Guajillo Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  1. Wash and grate the outside peel of the Daikon, Chop into 1/4 inch thick slices and cut again into quarters for bite size pieces. Set this aside. In large non-reactive pot, Add vinegar, water, tumeric, dried guajillo pepper flakes (or substitute any chilli flakes), sugar and salt. Bring up to a boil and then turn down and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes to infuse the vinegar. Sterlize 5 16 oz jars in water bath canner, or use your dishwasher on the sterlize mode if you are keeping these in the fridge. Fill each sterlized jar with a nice piece of fresh dill and pack with daikon. Pour the yellow brine over the radish and seal the jars. If you are processing in water bath, boil for 16 minutes in the water bath. If you are not processing, you can let these cool on the counter and store in your fridge.
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7 Reviews

student E. June 1, 2011
so excited to find this recipe -- my jars are processing as i type! i realized at the last minute that i didn't have cider vinegar, so i substituted rice vinegar. i'll let you know how it turns out!
susan G. May 11, 2011
I made this after having something like it in a restaurant. We're enjoying them. They keep getting crisper and hotter, and more enjoyable.
Midge September 15, 2010
What a beautiful package and photo.
TheWimpyVegetarian September 8, 2010
WOW - these look wonderful! Your flavor combination looks really interesting - I've gotta try it. And I agree with Liz - I love the way you write out your ingredients on your labels too. Really nice idea.
Sunchowder September 8, 2010
Ah Thanks ChezSuzanne! The photo was taken of the actual jars that I bring to the market. Thanks for your lovely compliment! ;)
Sunchowder September 6, 2010
Thanks Liz! They are tasty, they have a strong smell to them, but quite yummy :)
Lizthechef September 5, 2010
These look tasty. I love the way you write out your ingredients on labels with your products!