Quick Japanese Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Quick Japanese Pickled Vegetables Notes

These spicy, tangy pickles are great on a sandwich or burger, or as a side for stir-fry or grilled fish or pork.

  • 1/2 pound daikon radish
  • 1/2 pound any combination of carrot, turnip and cucumber
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons whole sansho peppercorns
  • 2 dried de arbol chilies
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger root, sliced
Preparation Instructions

Chop all veggies into large matchsticks and place in a airtight container like a mason jar or tupperware just large enough to fit them. Bring the brine ingredients to a boil, then let it cool. Strain out and discard dried chilies, sansho peppers, garlic, and ginger. Pour the brine over the chopped veggies. Close container and refrigerate for at least an hour. Store closed in refrigerator up to 10 days.

Helpful Hints

For more intense pickles, finely chop the garlic, ginger, and dried chilies, then do not strain them from the brine.

Quick Shopping List

Sansho Japanese Pepper, Whole or Ground
Whole, in a resealable bag
1/2 ounce
Chile de Arbol Peppers
Whole, bulk only
1 ounce bulk bag

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