“I knew mid-way through the pandemic that Indi-Yang would be ready for the public, as many had realised the major benefits of eating well and making sure they have the right diet to keep the immune system at its peak. With our fermented radish incorporated into side salads alongside our starters, we were able to neutralise the stomach acid to be ready for the main course. This created the perfect environment for the consumer to feel great after the meal”Rehan Uddin, interviewed in The Better Hospitality Guide 2022
Pickled radishes are my latest discovery – they are SO pretty. You can use them to make anything look alluring but they are especially good:
- Garnishing pistachio-green soups – such as a cold cucumber soup for instance
- Adding to the filling of tacos
- Adding to anything where you might add spring onion
- In a pasta dish of orzo and hot smoked salmon
- Topping salads
- On top of anything dressed with a salsa verde
They are quick to make (the thinner you slice the radish, the quicker they are ready) but they will keep in the fridge up to a week (after a few days they start to go soft rather than stay crunchy). Put them in a sterilised jar. The quantity below is for only six radishes. If you have bought a bunch of up to twenty radishes, I would use half a cup (120 ml) apple cider vinegar, and maybe as much as a cup of water, as you will probably be keeping them for longer. This will make them less sour.
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- 6 radishes
- 2 tbsps of water
- 3 tbsps of cider vinegar
- 2 tsps of golden caster sugar, or you could use honey or maple syrup (care with this as volume for volume honey is sweeter than sugar)
- Pinch of salt
- You can also experiment with adding: mustard, fennel; or coriander or seeds; or a few peppercorns; or some garlic cloves; or a combination of any of these.
- Slice the radishes as thinly as you can.
- In a small saucepan mix the water, salt, sugar (or honey/maple syrup) and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar.
- Pour over the radish slices (make sure they are properly separated). Leave to cool.
- Cover and put in the fridge.