Lightly Seasoned Scallop Flavored Daikon Radish

Lightly Seasoned Scallop Flavored Daikon Radish

The appetizing fragrance of bonito flakes combined with the rich flavor of scallops creates a dish that is brimming with savoriness.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Daikon radish
400 - 500 g
Canned boiled scallops
1 can (60 g)
as needed
Dashi broth (bonito)
400 ml
Usukuchi soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
a pinch


1. Peel the daikon radish and cut into 1.5 cm round slices. If it's not too much trouble, round of any edges and score one side with a knife.
2. (Parboil the daikon) Fill a pot with water and add the daikon from Step 1. Turn on the heat. Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and let it simmer. When the daikon is soft enough that a skewer can be inserted easily, strain in a colander.
3. Place the parboiled daikon in a clean pot with the dashi, 3 tablespoons of canned scallop juices, light soy sauce, mirin, and sugar, and turn on the heat. When it comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 12-13 minutes.
4. Add the finely chopped mitsuba stalks to Step 3, along with 3 or 4 scallops from the can, and bring it to a boil. Break apart the scallops as you put them into the pot. Lastly, add katakuriko slurry to thicken the sauce, and then it's done. Decorate with the mitsuba leaves.

Story Behind this Recipe

Julienned daikon radish with scallops and mayo is a common household dish that's loved by everyone, so I decided to turn it into a simmered dish.