Pickling from scratch is not rocket science: You need a vegetable, and you need vinegar. That said, pickled radishes are especially satisfying. They sate our hunger for instant pickle gratification because they take barely 30 minutes to make.
Pickled radishes are unlikely to replace cornichons as the most popular pickle in France with a sandwich. But they’re great alongside a fatty hunk of French pâté, or slivered and strewn over a steaming bowl of Korean Bibimbap for lunch or dinner.
Kimchi is spicy, hot, sour and, like most fermented vegetables, very healthy. High in fiber, low in calories and fat, packed with vitamin C and carotene, it is a real wonder food and a highly addictive delight.
Radishes are very crisp as a vegetable and they were perfect to pickle. I used a mix color bunch of radishes, but ultimately the color became pink from the skin of the red and purple ones. Here is the simple recipe.
I have to admit I've never been a radish fan. I did some research on recipes, and asked around the farmers said they make radish relish which I'm sure is good but not what I felt like making. So I deiced I'd make pickles.
These colorful pickled radishes are an example of sokusekizuke or 'instant' Japanese pickles that are ready to eat in as little as an hour, and are stored in the refrigerator. This version uses some not so traditional ingredients.