Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly

Source : Peel The Daikon Radish Thickly And Then Shave The Edges Of The Slices Off Parboil The Daikon Radish In The Rinsing Water From Washing Rice Or With 1 ...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : April 4, 2021

Step:

  1. Peel the daikon radish thickly, and then shave the edges of the slices off. Parboil the daikon radish in the rinsing water from washing rice, or with 1 tablespoon of rice added to plain water.

  2. Parboil for about 20 minutes. When the daikon radish is translucent, drain and rinse. Line the pan with kombu, add fresh water and simmer the daikon radish again.

  3. If you don't have kombu, you can add some mentsuyu to the water and simmer the daikon radish. I didn't have a lot of kombu, so I added both.

    Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly recipe step 3 photo
  4. Slice the pork belly in to 1 cm thick pieces.

    Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly recipe step 4 photo
  5. Brown the pork well in a frying pan without adding oil. Wipe away any excess grease or fat that runs out of the meat.

  6. Bring a pan of water to a boil and boil the browned pork to remove more oil (about 5 minutes).

    Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly recipe step 6 photo
  7. Put the parboiled daikon radish and pork in a deep pot, and add enough water to cover. Then add the sake, mirin, and sugar. Bring to a boil.

  8. When it comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low, add the soy sauce and simmer. I put the pot over a portable stove/heater in the winter to simmer this.

    Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly recipe step 8 photo
  9. After simmering for about 15 minutes, taste. It's OK if the taste is rather light, but you can adjust by adding mentsuyu if you prefer.

  10. Simmer for as long as you like. You can decide when to stop by looking at the color of the daikon radish. The liquid in the pot should be reduced to about half its original volume.

    Simmered Daikon Radish and Pork Belly recipe step 10 photo
  11. Bonus: If you cut each 4 cm thick piece of daikon radish into about 6 pieces, it will cook a lot faster. If you do this, reduce the seasoning ingredients to 2 tablespoons each.

  12. Bonus 2: If you don't mind the flavors blending in, use chicken, bacon, fish, atsuage... anything you like.


Ingredients

  1. 2/3 Daikon radish
  2. 1 10 x 10 cm square Kombu for dashi stock
  3. 1 Pork belly block
  4. 5 thin slices Ginger
  5. 4 tbsp Sake
  6. 3 tbsp Mirin
  7. 3 tbsp Sugar
  8. 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  9. 1 Mentsuyu

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