1/11/10

Pickled watermelon radishes

Hi!

Meet my new friend: Canon Rebel!!! I finally bought a digital SLR. Many of you have commented that you could not believe all of my photos were done with a simple point and shoot, but it's true. From now on, I will be posting photos that I take manually (Stephanie and I are taking a class at the Washington School of Photography to learn all the ins and outs of digital photography).


And now to the pickled watermelon radishes. I bought a few watermelon radishes more than a month ago at the Dupont Farmers market. I ate a few of them, and had 2 more sitting in my refrigerator. I got really, really tired of looking at them. I then stumbled on a very easy pickling recipe on shesimmers.com and decided to make pickled radishes!

Ingredients

1/4 cup Japanese rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt


Directions

1. Since I was using the large watermelon radishes, I peeled them and cut them into wedges.

2. Combine the sugar, salt and rice vinegar till the sugar and salt are dissolved.

3. Place the radishes in a small jar and top with the pickling solution. Close the jar and leave in the refrigerator for at least a day.

I've been snacking on these radishes for a week: they are delicious! The flavor is sweet and spicy at the same time, and I love the color the pickling liquid turned--bright pink!

I'm sure you can use the same pickling solution for other vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, cabbage.

Have you ever pickled? If so, what vegetables did you pickle and how did you use them?

22 comments:

LoveFeast Table said...

I have never pickled....but I love pickled things....luv your new camera and shots!! ~Chris Ann

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Wonderful news for your new camera!

Sweet, spicy and shiny pink color - I like this pickling treat :)

All the best,

Gera

Lea Ann said...

Love your new photograph. I use a point and shoot and my photos are not even close to yours. I wish I could find these watermelon radishes in Denver. I'll save this recipe for when we "discover" them. :-)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats on your new camera daaaaahling. I am sure you are going to take loads and loads of beautiful pictures with it.
*kisses* HH

Paz said...

Congrats on your new camera. Your radishes look delish!

Paz

Mary said...

I love the color in today's photos. You're already putting the new camera to good use.

Esi said...

Hooray for the new cam...you're getting some great shots with it already. I still need a lens and a tripod and a class...yikes!

Shaw Girl said...

Great shots! We're totally getting our money's worth from that class.

I never realized how easy it was to pickle vegetables. I may have to try my hand at it sometime soon.

pigpigscorner said...

Congrats! It's worth every penny! Have fun with it!

Sasha said...

Congrats on your new toy : )

Jen said...

I'm a canon girl, too. I know it will bring you much joy.

I pickled okra once, in a dill brine. Loved them just by themselves. Little whole baby pods. Yum.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

love pickled radishes! green beans are also great good pickled - I add a little corriander and garlic to them

Leslie said...

ohh fun. i am sooo excited for you and your new purchase!!! fun fun fun!

5 Star Foodie said...

Congrats on your new camera, awesome! The pink pickled radishes are so pretty!

Sophie said...

Congrats on your new camara!! You & the camera look great!


I love this yummie recipe!

Junglefrog said...

Congratulations on your new camera Olga! I am sure you're gonna have fun with it. I have never pickled but I think I should really get the hang of that some time soon.

Veggie Belly said...

the rebel is an excellent camera, i bet you will enjoy using it! what lens do you have with it?

Jennifer said...

These look yum and would be perfect thinly slice din a salad—my husband loves those surprise crunches.

Elra said...

Yay, a new camera. Will see lot more of your pretty photographs, yes?

Cindy said...

Daikon radishes are really good for pickling too.

Hungry Dog said...

What lovely photos! Congratulations on your new camera.

I love watermelon radishes!

Lauriebot said...

You totally inspired me! I pickled my own watermelon radishes today... can't wait to try them!

Thanks for the recipe!

xo,
Lauriebot