While I was making Oyakodon recipe, I decided since I had a little daikon in my fridge to make a easy veggie dish… Thus, Simmered Daikon Recipe is born!
It’s actually super easy, cheap, and vegans as well as vegetarians alike can also enjoy! It’s a wonderful side dish that takes a little while to cook (about an hour to make this recipe), but if you want something that’s great at complementing a main dish, this is the dish of choice. 🙂
Remember to skin the daikon (white radish)… If you don’t, the tough skin can make it so the daikon doesn’t cook all the way through and you’re left with this icky side dish 🙁
I don’t know if you can see, but each daikon has been scored on top to make it cook evenly. Can you see? 🙂
- 1 small daikon (white radish)
- 2in x 2in piece kombu seaweed
- 4 T mirin
- 1 T sugar
- 1 T sake
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 T lemon juice
- 4 T miso
- Peel daikon and cut into 1in thick discs.
- With a knife, score each top of the daikon. Set aside.
- In a big saucepan with a lid, place kombu in. Line pan with daikon and fill with enough water to cover.
- Put fire on medium-high and bring to a boil; then put it down to a simmer for 40 min.
- While waiting, mix mirin, sugar, sake, soy sauce, lemon, and miso together in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stir constantly.
- Once sauce is bubbling, reduce heat to low and heat for 5 minutes, still stirring.
- After daikon is done, drain and set in a dish. Pour sauce over.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!
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