Pickled Radish

Yesterday evening we took a walk down to the allotment to check on things and give it all a good watering. I was suprised to see how big everything has grown over the last week, especially our radishes. We’ve not managed to grow a radish crop before so each time we’ve been to the allotment and pulled a couple out to thin the row we’ve been quite excited to see the results.

A few weeks back I sowed a second row of radish for a succession crop, but as the first row has become bigger and bigger it seems the second row has become hidden in the leaves. So I decided last night to pull the first row, which gave me a good bunch of radish and gives the next row a chance to grow.

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of radish and although Oli likes them we won’t manage to get through a whole bunch before it starts to shrivel in the fridge! So I thought I’d try pickling these so that we can have a few slices on salad or in sandwiches without having a time limit.

To make this pickle –

1 bunch of radish, sliced thinly

1 pinch chili flakes

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

Pinch of sea salt

Add the sliced radish, chili flakes and mustard seeds to an air tight jar.

Boil the water, vinegar and salt in a pan, when boiling poor over the radish and seal the jar.
I will have a little taste of this pickled radish in a few weeks when the flavours have developed. Hopefully we’ll have some more radish growing soon to either make more pickle or eat straight from the plot!


One thought on “Pickled Radish

Leave a Reply to Allotmental Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s