Friday, May 18, 2007
D is for Daikon - Miso Soup
Miso Soup with Daikon and Prawns
The Daikon has a brooding presence in our kitchen. Freddie picked it up and attempted to wallop his sister with it. It does look like a caveman's club.
Nobody in the family had ever tried Daikon before so this was a Great Big Veg Challenge for all of us. We tried it raw and it tastes like a mild radish.
I then made a miso soup mix and added some rice noodles. I sliced some asparagus tips and a few spring onions and in a pan quickly fried some prawns with some very thinly sliced Daikon sticks adding a splash of soya sauce. Freddie likes the taste of Miso Soup with noodles and asparagus has been one of the big success stories of the Great Big Veg Challenge. Freddie was suspicious of the Daikon. It was interesting to see all his old skills in picking out and avoiding the vegetable were back. Alex is bolder and tried it. "This is a very new thing and I don't think I will like it," said Freddie. But he did, which was good in itself. He rated the Daikon a poor four out of ten but enjoyed the Miso Soup. So we are back to bashing each other with the rest of the Daikon Club, until the next recipe.