So, one of the really cool (and occasionally frustrating) things about getting a CSA box is you never know what you’re gonna get. This week, we got 2 watermelon daikon radishes. What are they, you ask? According to our CSA newsletter:
This large round root veggie with a beautiful burst of magenta color in the center is related to the turnip and horseradish. It has a crispy texture and a mildly sweet and peppery flavor. This interesting radish can be cooked like a turnip, sautéed, braised, added to a lovely stir-fry or stew. It can also be eaten raw as a lovely accompaniment to salad or sandwich.
Since we had already defrosted some Marin Sun Farms ground pork for a misnamed “stir-fry mix” (more on that in the next post), we decided to make a stir-fry with the watermelon daikon radishes, broccoli, and pork. We also made sautéed collard greens with garlic, salt, and pepper. Yum yum!
As promised, the watermelon daikon was indeed crispy, mildly sweet, and peppery. It’s less watery than regular daikon, and crispier than broccoli stems. I liked them! They’re pretty unusual though, so I’m not sure where to get more if I wanted them, but they were definitely a fun treat. Highly recommended!