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Giant radish and miniature grapes


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Giant radish and miniature grapes

greygarious | Apr 18, 2011 10:46 AM

Shopping at H-Mart, the Korean supermarket that opened in MA in 2009, is an adventure. The produce quality can be spotty, but lots of it was fresh when I went a few days ago. I make a point of trying something new to me. This time it was pea-sized seedless grapes, both red and yellow-green, that taste the same as the typical larger supermarket variety. Also a huge purple radish, weighing well over a pound, shaped like a 4" diameter sausage. Inside, it is lavender. I have been using the mandoline to make julienned strips as a main ingredient in a salad, to which I add some of the grapes too, which is quite pretty. The radish is mild, tasting more like an English or Kirby cucumber than a red supermarket radish. I know that radishes can be cooked but I prefer the crispness of the raw, and think the mild flavor would be lost in cooking.

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