Saturday, September 19, 2009

Daikon Radish Salad with Dulse Flakes

Daikon radish looks sorta like an over-sized white carrot, but tastes like a much milder red radish. It's used in lots of asian dishes, like kimchi or as an accompaniment to Vietnamese sandwiches. Daikons are highly versatile and super good for you. You can saute it with other vegetables to make a stir-fry, or braise it in some good veggie stock. I chose to shred it on a cheese grater and added dulse flakes, thyme, peppers and sesame oil. Dulse is a sea vegetable that is reddish-purple in color. It grows on rocks along the Atlantic Ocean. It's also amazingly versatile and contains all trace minerals (which is essential to good health) and also has lots of protein and vitamins. You can find it in flake form at any health food store. I used the Eden brand.

Here's the Recipe: 
2 Daikon Radishes (peeled and grated)
3T Dulse flakes
2T fresh thyme (save a sprig for decoration if you so fancy)
3T pepper (any pepper will do, I used jalapeno and minced it finely)
2T sesame oil or more to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Peel the daikon radishes' skin with a vegetable peeler and grate it. Put in a bowl and add the dulse flakes. Let sit for a couple minutes so the flakes can soften up a bit. Then add the thyme, pepper and sesame oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. And there you have it. Real easy.

Yields about four servings

1 comment:

  1. FYI, daikon radish is part of the salad Lunetta serves with their roasted squid appetizer.