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Smashed Radishes

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 20 Radishes
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Vinegar
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts 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.

VARIATIONS : 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

At the end of step 2, add 1 green pepper, slivered.

In step 3, add 1 garlic clove, minced, to the dressing.

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