Prepping the daikon in the microwave before baking helps maintain a juicy, tender texture.
daikon, 250 g (1/2 lb.), peeled and cut into 2 cm wide quarters
bacon, 2 slices, cut into thin strips
olive oil, 1 tbsp
garlic, 1 clove, minced
soy sauce, 1 tsp
salt, to taste
butter, 1 tbsp
toppings (use any or all):
green onion, chopped
1 Heat the daikon in the microwave for 5 minutes or until tender enough to poke easily with a toothpick. Drain off any excess water after heating.
2 Pre-heat the oven to 430 degrees F.
3 Cook the garlic and olive oil in a frying pan over a low flame until the aroma of the garlic is strong. Add the bacon and daikon and cook until the daikon just starts to brown. Don’t stir too much.
4 Add the soy sauce and salt (optional) and then the butter. After the butter has melted, transfer everything to an oven-safe dish. Arrange so that the daikon slices are as flat as possible and not piled up.
5 Bake uncovered at 430 degrees for 10 minutes. When the entire top surface is lightly browned and there are some crispy parts, it is done.
6 Top with green onions, black sesame, lemon juice, etc.