Quick Pickled Radishes

I’m trying to think of a clever or at least remotely interesting intro for this recipe but I’m drawing a blank. It’s pickled radish. It was a quick refrigerator pickle. It is good. Sorry, that’s all I have!

Quick Pickled Radishes

I used “normal” (for this continent) red radishes but you could also chop up a daikon and use that. Adapted from Pete & Teriโ€™s Next Big Adventure.

1 bunch red radishes, halved or quartered depending on size (or part of a daikon, chopped into bite-sized pieces)
rice vinegar to cover radishes (about a cup)
6 drops stevia (or about 1 1/2 tsp sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black peppercorns
1 bay leaf

Remove the leaves from the radishes then halve or quarter them depending on their size. Place in a small jar.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the jar.

Put the lid on the jar and shake until salt is dissolved.

Refrigerate for 48 hours. Actually, they should be ready after 24 hours according to the recipe I based this off of, but I didn’t try mine for two days, so that’s what I’m vouching for.

Oh, was the focus of that photo supposed to be the radishes? I’m sorry.

Is this any better?

Out of the brine …

… and into my mouth! I loved these. I love radishes to begin with but even non-lovers of radishes may like these, if they like pickles. The spicy radish flavor is made milder, but the pickling gives them a nice sour taste. They remain crunchy. This is a nice, fresh tasting pickle that went well with a version of spicy tofu teriyaki.

Mark saw them sitting out last night and claimed they looked like pickled pig’s feet. He refused to try them. Sissy.

While Torticia was helping me with my radish photo shoot, the day I feared would come sooner or later arrived.

Gomez discovered Mark’s chess set …

… and decided it was an interactive cat toy.

Goodbye, pawn.

Screw pickled pig’s feet, this is far more fascinating!

Um, have I mentioned that I love these kittens?

9 Comments »

  1. Vaala โ—ช Said,

    June 23, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    You have the most beautiful cats and your photography is incredible. This just brightened a very bad day so thank you.

  2. Renee Said,

    June 24, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    SO happy these little guys have come into your (and now our) lives! They are adorable!

  3. kibbles Said,

    June 24, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    Ha ha, great post!

  4. Suk Yee Said,

    June 24, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    I follow your blog but have never commented until now. Your 2 babies are adorable! Enjoy kittenhood because I distinctly remember my 2 at 6 weeks and one day I turn around and the 2 of them are 9 and 10 years old!

  5. Ksenia Said,

    June 25, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    I think I’ll never get tired of the pictures of you adorable kittens ^^

    I haven’t tried doing any pickle myself in a long time. Homemade pickles are quite common in Russia. I’ve tried it with cucumbers, carrots and eggplants but never radishes. Sounds like a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Mylene Said,

    June 25, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    I can’t get enough of the fresh radishes that are everywhere in farmers markets right now. I hope to try pickling some over the weekend. (And I agree that your kitty photos are wonderful!)

  7. Josiane Said,

    June 30, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    That last pic is priceless!
    The fate of the first bunch of radishes we’ll get in our CSA basket has been sealed: they’ll be pickled! I’m really looking forward to giving your recipe a try; I love how quick and easy it is, how delicious it sounds, and what lovely color… yum!

  8. Melanie Said,

    July 4, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    I think I’ll never get tired of the pictures of you adorable kittens ^^

    I haven’t tried doing any pickle myself in a long time. Homemade pickles are quite common in Russia. I’ve tried it with cucumbers, carrots and eggplants but never radishes. Sounds like a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. teri Said,

    June 1, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    okay, i know this is a year late, but just noticed that you linked to us and had to check it out

    LOVE the kitty cats!

    they sure add to the pickled radish shots…

    thanks for the link!

    best,
    teri

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