(2017) Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

The New York Times offers this simple stir fry recipe. Perfect with that big head of boy choy. It’s a nice stir fry sauce you’ll want to use on other things this year. It would be great with the kale, the turnips or the radishes this week. And yes, you can stir fry lettuce!

(2017) Pickled Hakurei Turnips

First, those turnips. Pickle them. Yes, everybody’s pickling and maybe you’re over it, but this nice recipe was demonstrated by Nick Leahy of Saltyard at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market and it’s really lovely. You could pickle your radishes, too. I love these slices in sandwiches. Crazy about them. When hakurei turnips get this big, that’s a perfect use.

Or just braise them in a little broth, maybe with some soy sauce? Ian Winslade of Morningside Kitchen did a demo doing that at the Morningside market last year. They were yummy. Add a little honey if the turnips seem at all bitter to you.

Kimchi

Kimchi is traditionally made with Napa cabbage, and is a great way to use daikon radishes. If you only have “regular” cabbage – just substitute it for the Napa in the recipe.
The Korean chili powder is pretty essential. You can find it at the Buford Highway Farmers Market, but also at grocers that specialize in Korean foods.
The recipe comes from “Tart and Sweet” by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler. Add some sliced mustard greens if you like, that’s also a traditional addition.

Daikon and Shrimp Soup

This soup recipe comes from Florence Fabricant and will use up quite a bit of radish. Serve it hot, or chill it and serve it cold.
In place of the green chili it calls for, you can also a Scotch bonnet pepper, but DON’T CUT IT UP. Just simmer the whole pepper in the soup when you add the shrimp, and then remove it before serving. You just want a bit of the heat, not the whole scorching thing.