Pickled Radish and Carrots

So with radish cakes turning out to be a rousing success I figured I’d try another traditional use for daikon radish, but make it a little more accessible. I got the recipe for pickling these bad boys from My Korean Kitchen and there are a ton of tasty things on there so go check it out.

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These are quick pickled, but I still started these yesterday just to be sure they soak up the vinegar goodness and maybe tone down the smell of sulfur a bit. I’m just going to give you a heads up that the smell will remain, but it won’t be as strong.

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When I first opened them up after letting them sit in the fridge overnight, I let the smell do its thing for a little bit then tried a bite, then another, and another. Once you get over radish sulfur smell these taste great. They are a bit sweet but definitely got that pickled crunch that I love with anything that comes out of a jar.

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You can use these in a ton of places, in many types of cuisine, but there was one thing that I wanted to try since I had these on hand. There is a sandwich I had never had and it always looked really good whenever I saw it on tv or online.

I made a banh mi sandwich. Admittedly, it was a tame version of one, but I had to get some kind of experience out of it since I had already made the carrot and radish topping. I used a torpedo roll which is kinda chewy and soft compared to a baguette which they are usually on, but it’s what I had to work with.

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You will note a layer of bacon underneath there and that really went well with the pickled radishes on there, especially since they were sweet. I don’t have to sit here and explain to you why sweet and salty go together, they just do. I’m trying to get this post done so I can go make another one truthfully.

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This is honestly a big moment for me. 99% of what I think of food is based on how it smells, and with this thing stinking up my fridge and kitchen it was really hard to make myself take a bite. I ate some straight from the jar, from the sandwich and I want more! I think this part of me would be put towards the test more when it comes to a certain smelly melon… but anyway, go try something new today!

 

Author: Olivia O.

East Tennessee native with an interest in food and trying new things.

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