Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radishes- Putting Up with ErinPickled Carrots & Daikon Radishes- Putting Up with Erin

Late this summer, I found myself frequenting various Korean restaurants around Baltimore. While I was initially drawn to the late night adventures and ethnic delights, the little side dishes (Bancham) kept me coming back for more. As with most pickled/fermented things, the salty, spicy, vinegar flavors of kimchi stole my heart. I decided to try my hand at homemade vegan kimchi. The result was an apartment that smelled like a foul Korean kitchen and VERY strong kimchi. When mixed with rice/quinoa it’s bearable, but not as readably palatable as I had hoped. Disappointed with my end product, I decided to re-scour the web for alternative recipes using similar ingredients. I came across Food in Jars pickled carrots and daikon radish recipe, and figured I’d give it a go. I modified the recipe slightly by using packed brown sugar rather than white sugar. I figured it would result in a sweeter, richer flavor. While I haven’t opened the jars yet, I can already say that the aroma is 100x better than my late kimchi. ENJOY! and Happy All Hallow’s Eve!

Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radishes- Putting Up with ErinPickled Carrots & Daikon Radishes- Putting Up with Erin

Pickled Carrots & Daikon Radishes

Yield: 5-6 pints

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 large daikon radish (peeled and sliced)
  • 6 Tbs coriander seeds
  • 4 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 4 Tbsp pickling salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6-7 star anise flowers
  • 3 tsp ginger powder

Instructions

  1. Slice carrots and daikon radish using a mandolin slicer.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium-sized, non-reactive pot. Bring to a boil. Taste and adjust spices/sugar to your liking. Add sliced carrots/daikon. Stir to heat and combine veggies. Remove from heat.
  3. Fill prepared jars. Wipe rims and apply lids. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes (starting time after the pot has returned to a boil).

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