Had my beloved Broncos imbibed on this Asian slaw prior to their play, they may have had a fighting chance.
Yes, it was last weekend and I’m told that this year the fans watching the Super Bowl exceeded all previous years. It’s a pity there wasn’t actually a game. While not big football fans, the fact that I grew up in Denver and the darling husband went to college in Seattle figured into our weekend. Rather than contemplate where to watch the action, our other pressing need was how to use up an over abundance of radishes. Last year, at the same time I posted Radish chips which were a hit but we’re both working towards lighter menus and frankly, lighter bodies. It’s also the time when greens are prevalent in our farms and in particular, mizuna, a Japanese mustard green.
The combination of radish and mizuna while tasty, delivers a high impact punch of vitamins A, K, and C. These are essential for many of the body’s systems including the immune, vision, reproductive and skeletal. In addition, vitamin K is also essential for blood clotting. After the chopping, this salad slides together with remarkable ease and disappeared quickly in my house of boys.
Radish and Mizuna Salad
Adapted from J.R. Organics
Serves 8 (more or less)
- 3 bunches of radishes, cut into matchsticks, about 4 cups
- 2.5 cups of mizuna chopped
- 2.5 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 Tbs toasted sesame oil (be generous)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 Tbs black sesame seeds
Mix together the radishes, mizuna, rice vinegar, oil, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. Top with sesame seeds just before serving.
Just a word to set expectations: I’m embarking on a plan of study for the next four months which will likely cause me to be here a bit less frequently. I’ll attempt to post our seasonal meals but you may miss out on the research or back story that I typically work to create. In addition, if I run across any fascinating community building concepts in my pursuit of Economic Development certification, I’ll be certain to share.
Be patient, wish me luck and thank your farmer,