Simmered Squid and Radish

Simmered Squid and Radish

This is a lightly flavoured dish that's easy to eat.

Ingredients: 4 servings

2 (Net 200g)
Daikon radish
● Sugar
2 tablespoons
● Mirin
1 tablespoon
● Soy sauce
2 tablespoons


1. Gut the squid, remove the beak, suckers and cartilage, then slice. Cut the tentacles into 3-4 evenly sized pieces.
2. Peel the radish and chop roughly. Pour enough water (not listed) in a pot to cover the radish, bring to a boil for 10 minutes.
3. Drain the radish in a sieve. Add the water, ● ingredients and the radish in the pot, and when it comes to the boil, add the squid.
4. Cover with a lid and cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for a further 5 minutes over medium heat.
5. Stop the heat, put the lid back on and leave it to cool. Then it's done (the flavours will soak into the daikon and squid while cooling).

Story Behind this Recipe

While trying to cope through the summer heat, I sought a simmered dish that would be delicious even chilled.