Friday, March 23, 2012

Radish Sangchae (Korean Side Dish)

The next dish in my Korean banchan series is another favorite of mine. I realize that I have many, many favorite banchan dishes… The radish, or daikon, used in this dish is naturally spicy, and the red chili powder gives the dish an extra kick. I like to play with the spiciness of this dish and also vary the thickness of the radish pieces. Sometimes I shred it, and sometimes I cut it with a knife. It’s interesting to me how much the size of the radish pieces changes the flavor…


Radish Sangchae

Ingredients
  • 1 daikon radish, shredded (more traditional I believe) or cut into thin strips
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Korean chili powder (or more)
  • Sesame seeds
Directions
  • Mix the vinegar, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and chili powder in a bowl.
  • Mix the marinade with the daikon and refrigerate.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving the dish.

Several of my online friends are working on projects at the moment, and I’m helping them to spread the word.

I’m sure many of you have heard that Lynn from The Actor’s Diet and her husband Abe have a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the film the Man’s Guide to Love. It is going to be based on the website by the same name, which Abe has been working on for a couple of years. Hubby and I very much enjoyed hanging out with Lynn and Abe at the Foodbuzz Festival two years ago, and we wish them best of luck with this project! For more information about this cool project, here is a link to Lynn’s post that talks more about the film, who will be working on it, etc.

And Jenn from Slim Shoppin’ is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Team in Training in honor of her mother-in-law who passed away of complications from a blood cancer. Here is a link to Jenn’s and her husband’s Team in Training page. My oldest sister passed away from leukemia, and it is a cause dear to my heart.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Question: Do you like radishes? Which kind? What’s your favorite way to eat them? Any exciting plans for the weekend? 

Be well,
Andrea

40 comments:

  1. Yum... this looks and sounds so good.

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  2. I do like radishes, but I'll admit it, I NEVER eat them! I just never think about it. I know cabbage gives me a stomachache, but I wonder if radishes do the same (I have never tested them since I learned about fodmaps). This recipe sounds like one that I can handle!
    I'm so interested in this project/film; The MAn's Guide to Love. I have to read more about this!
    Enjoy your weekend Andrea.

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    1. It's a very interesting project!

      Have a great weekend, too!

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  3. I don't like radishes in general, I'll eat it only in soups. I think i've tried korean radishes and I like how crunchy they are when they're marinated as kimchi.

    this weekend is quite low key, it's raining here so we're staying home. Tonight some friends come over for dinner, so I'll cook for them. And now I'm baking a chestnut cake for my mom! :)

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    1. Hope you had a nice dinner! The cake sounds good!

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  4. I love radishes - they are so crisp and spicy! I love Asian food, too, so this looks like a winner to me!

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  5. I love this side dish but never thought to make it myself. thanks you are an inspiration.

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  6. You cut that radish so beautifully! I'm impressed. My knife skills aren't that good. I love how fresh this recipe is. Definitely a must make.

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    1. Thanks! :) Yes, it's a crispy, refreshing dish.

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  7. YUM! I am loving all the dishes you've been sharing. This sounds so amazing. Honestly, I think I've had radishes maybe once. Looks delicious!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying the banchan series! :)

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  8. In all honesty i didn't know there were a variety of radishes. My pallet is very open to new flavors, but my ignorance to what's out there is why i love your site. I experimented and instead of diving up a cucumber with vinegar i shredded a zucchini (i had some extra from a turkey meatloaf I was making) and diced some tomatoes then added some white vinegar. It was to die for. I will have to try a new radish this week.

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    1. Your zucchini/tomato dish sounds good! Hope you'll enjoy the radish!

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  9. Thanks for posting that Andrea!!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Thanks to the shout out for my sister's run! My WW leader was talking about different ways to use veggies and suggested roasted radishes - sounds amazing!

    http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/04/roasted_radishes_with_brown_butter_lemon_and_radish_tops

    Love your dish and thanks for entering BSI this week!

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  11. I'll have to check out the roasted radish dish! Sounds great. I have never roasted radishes, and I roast pretty much anything... :)

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  12. I am so sorry about your sister. It's great to use your blog to spread such good work. As for radishes adore them . A restaurant I like has them on the bar with sea salt. I generally put them in juices. I love the sesame/sweet treatment here.

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    1. One of my favorite ways to eat radishes (from my childhood) is sliced on a piece of dark, whole grain bread with just a little butter and a sprinkle of salt.

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  13. I always see daikon radishes at the store, but don't have a clue what to do with them. Now I know :-). Sorry to hear about your sister, but glad you are spreading the word about leukemia and lymphoma awareness. Hope you have a wonderful week, and your husband's chicken thighs turn out to be delicious :-)

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    1. Yes, we'll see about those chicken thighs... ;)

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  14. Andrea, I love this side dish...just to look at it my mouth is watering...yours looks delicious, I have yet to try to make it.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thank! Hope you are having a great week, too!

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  15. I LOVE radishes! I mean the daikon, the Asian kind of course. I can eat it raw! One of my favorite ways to eat radish is in this Korean mackerel stew (http://burpandslurp.com/2009/06/28/unwasted-time/), and also this yummy beef and radish soup that I haven't had in a long, long time!

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    1. I love Korean mackerel stew as well as the beef radish soup my mother-in-law makes. I have never made either of these dishes myself though. Have to change that!

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  16. I've only ever had radish in very boring lettuce and tomato type salads, never tried doing anything more interesting with it! This looks delicious :) This weekend I'm travelling down to see my dad. Sorry to hear about your sister, it sounds like a really great cause to give to.

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  17. I love that picture, how you artistically stacked the radishes. That is so pretty.

    :-) Marion

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  18. I'll take a look at those links you added. Sorry to hear about your sister, it's more reason to rally behind this cause. I like how quick this dish is, no pickling required.

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    1. Yes, very quick & easy. But it does get better as it marinates in the fridge a bit...

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  19. I adore radishes. I love them tossed in salads. But my other secret nosh is to use them to dip into hummus. ;)

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    1. Never thought of dipping them in hummus! I think I'll "borrow" that idea! :)

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  20. Your dishes always look so lovely and sound so tasty!

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