Smashed Radishes

 

1 bunch radishes (12-14)

1 T. sake or dry sherry

1 T. rice vinegar

1 tsp. sugar

1 T soy sauce

tsp. sesame oil

 

Trim off root and stem end of radishes.  Lay radishes on their sides and smash with a mallet or the flat side of a large knife.  This will create assorted irregular shapes. 

 

Place in a bowl and mix with vinegar, soy sauce, sake or sherry, sugar, and sesame oil.  Spear radishes with toothpicks and serve in a bowl, garnished with sesame seeds and watercress. Serves 4 as an appetizer.