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Aug 26, 2007 11:52 AM

Japanese pickles [moved from San Francisco board]

Takuan is super easy to make at home.

Just take a daikon radish, peel it and cut into large sticks. Throw in a ziplock bak filled with kosher salt. Make sure the daikon is completely buried.

After 2-3 days (depending on how big your cuts are) take them out and rinse the salt off. Put in a ziplock bag with a mixture of mirin and rice vinegar- with a shiso leaf and an ume pickled plum if possible. If you don't have the shiso and ume it'll still be better than most store bought though. Let cure for a week.

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