Japanese cuisine often has a wonderful knack for combining delicious food with a beautiful presentation. This Japanese-style fermentation recipe utilizing spiralized radishes is the perfect tasty adornment for your Japanese-inspired meals. For this recipe, I utilized some beautiful purple daikon radishes. You can of course substitute some other radish in it’s place, but if you can find these, the beauty of this radish deserves to be in the forefront. Whenever some new beautiful vegetable appears in the market, I can usually be found standing in the aisle with a look which passing cart pushers can interpret as, “now, what the heck am I going to do with this?” Not until I took these purple daikon radishes home and saw their beautiful cross-section did I decide that spiralizing would be the best approach. If you don’t have a spiralizer, they are a great little tool you might want to consider adding to your kitchen. There are manual spiralizers which I utilized for this, or you can go with a fancier electric spiralizer. With the option of making spaghetti-like threads or thin long ribbons, a spiralizer can allow you to add some flair to many different vegetable ingredients.
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This Japanese-style fermentation shines as a garnish on a beautiful plate. Of course works great with Japanese food, but really can work wherever you feel like you need a little splash of color and tartness.