This is a typical side dish in Japan. Easy to prepare and healthy. Make it when you’re in a hurry or want to add extra green color to your meal.
* daikon greens from 2 daikon(serves 4)
* water for boiling
* black or white sesame seeds
* peanut sauce / asian dressing
1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil and boil the daikon greens( without cutting) for 2-3 minutes.
2. Drain the water and cool off in cold, running water. This step prevents the greens from overcooking and get too wilty or discolored.
3. Align the greens so that the stems are on one side and the leaves are on the other. Gently squeeze the water out of it. Don’t ring out too hard to the point where you are breaking the stems…
4. Cut in 2 inch sizes. Place on a plate and drizzle store-bought peanut sauce or your favorite Asian dressing. Sprinkle sesame seeds for garnish.
Daikon Greens can be substituted for kale, swiss chard, beet greens or any other cooking green.
Cooking greens do not store well. The best is to prepare this dish the day or two of getting the daikon. If you are not ready to cook with it, place in plastic bag and cover with a paper towel. This helps keep moisture in.