When you cook Japanese daikon, you will have lots of daikon skin left over. Please don’t throw them away! If you try this Daikon Skin Stir-Fry, you can make one more dish!
Do you know daikon (Japanese radish) skin is edible?
Reading: how to cook daikon radish stir fry
We always peel it before cooking because the skin is harder than inside, so cooking time is different.
Since you can eat the skin, it’s good to make a side dish instead of wasting them.
This recipe is easy and quick stir-fry seasoned with Shio kombu (salty kelp) and finishes under 10 minutes.
- This recipe is for you if:
- You love Japanese daikon
- You want to learn how to cook daikon
- You are looking for daikon stir-fry recipe
- You don’t know what to do with left over daikon skin
If you haven’t cooked daikon before, don’t worry, this is a super easy recipe. Let me show you how to make it!
Let’s get started!
- About this recipe
- Japanese Daikon (Radish)
- 📋 Ingredients
- Thanks For Stopping By
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- 📖 Recipe
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About this recipe
- Japanese daikon radish recipe
- Use daikon skin leftover
- Only 3 ingredients
- Easy and quick side dish
Japanese Daikon (Radish)
In general, the upper part near the leaf is sweet, and the lower part is more peppery.
- Upper part: It’s good for eating raw such as salad and pickles.
- Middle part: It’s good for the simmered dish as it is soft and easier to soak the flavor.
- Lower part: It’s good for grated daikon or pickles.
It’s good to know the taste varies and how to cook with it.
If you are not familiar with daikon or first time cooking it, please check my related post: “Japanese Daikon Radish Recipes” and get to know more about daikon, such as:
- What daikon it tastes like
- How to cook it
- How to choose a good one
- How to store it
Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).
- Daikon skin: Use one whole daikon skin. If you cook daikon recipes such as simmered daikon, pickled daikon, and daikon miso soup, set the skin aside for this recipe.
- Shio kombu: Please see below for details.
- Sesame oil: Sesame oil gives a nice aroma for stir-fry. You can also use olive oil or other cooking oil.
If you don’t cook one daikon at a time, save the skin each time you cook daikon and keep it in the fridge, then try this recipe when you have enough daikon skin.
What is Shio kombu?
Shio kombu means “salt”(shio), “kelp”(kombu), which is salty, sweet, and flavorful shredded kombu. And we use it as a seasoning.
Here is some recipes with shio kombu:
- Quick pickled cucumber
- Shio kombu takikomi gohan(seasoned rice)
- Simple onigiri(rice ball) without nori sheet
It’s great mixing with raw vegetables and make a salad, or seasoning for stir fry, and mixing in cooked rice.
Well, now it’s time to cook! You can also watch this video.
- Cut daikon skin: Cut daikon skin into thin sticks. If the skin is long, cut it into a toothpick length and then chop it.
- Stir fry: Warm a frying pan over medium heat, put sesame oil, and stir fry daikon skin.
- Add shio kombu
- Stir fry: Stir fry until tender for a couple of minutes.
There you go! It’s savory and goes really well with plain steamed rice.
Serve with steamed rice, miso soup, and tamagoyaki, daikon nimono, and why don’t you enjoy the simple Japanese meal!
Cook Daikon 5 Recipes
Watch this video and learn how to cook daikon in 5 different ways.
Winter is the delicious season for Daikon. Buy one whole and enjoy various recipes. Please refer to this article “Japanese Daikon Radish Recipes” as well.
Thanks For Stopping By
If you love daikon and looking for a stir-fry recipe, you have to try this easy and quick recipe! I hope you will love it.
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