Smashed Radishes

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 56


20 radishes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon peanut oil


1. Wash and trim radishes. Lay each on its side, then crush by pounding decisively once or twice with the side of a cleaver or the bottom of a glass. (The radishes should split open, but not break in two.)

2. Sprinkle with salt and let stand 5 to 10 minutes then drain. Transfer to a bowl.

3. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and remaining salt. Add to radishes and toss gently. Refrigerate, covered, only to chill (about 20 minutes). Sprinkle with peanut oil just before serving.

NOTE: Instead of crushing the radishes, you may make a crisscross cut in the top of each, to let the seasonings penetrate.

* For the peanut oil, substitute a few drops of sesame oil.
* For the white vinegar, substitute cider vinegar.
* For the white sugar, substitute light brown sugar.
* At the end of step 1, add 1 small cucumber, unpeeled, cut lengthwise in thirds, then crosswise in 1-inch sections, and crushed gently, like the radishes.
* At the end of step 2, add 1 green pepper, slivered.
* In step 3, add 1 garlic clove, minced, to the dressing.

The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook. ©1994 by Gloria Bley Miller.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 56
Calories from Fat: 7

This Smashed Radishes recipe is from the Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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