3.8.12

Kimchi - Fermentation

Growing up I remember visiting my grandparents house and them pickling cucumbers, pepper and making sauerkraut.  It was not until the last few years that I started eating kimchi, a Korean variation of fermented cabbage. I decided to make my own and could not be happier with the results.  I love to eat it as a condiment or even on a slice of bread.





To Make Use:
1 Napa cabbage 
1 large Daikon (Korean radish- found at Asian Supermarket)  4 scallions
Shred and slice and mix in a large bowl Add:
2 tablespoons Kosher salt About 1/3 cup of rice vinegar
Sriracha sauce to taste some garlic and minced garlic (about a table spoon of each)
Mix and let sit until it starts to produce more liquid- them squish down into jars allowing the liquid to form a one inch layer and let sit in the fridge for at least three months. 

This recipe is a variation of Sandor Katz's Kimchi.  He is the master of fermentation and I HIGHLY recommend his book Wild Fermentation

Have you ever made your own Kimchi? 




15 comments:

Krystal said...

i have def never tried that, but it looks interesting!

Mama Gone Green said...

I haven't but have been meaning to. I think I may just check out your recipe! Thanks!

Luna Landing said...

I love the joy you take in food - it"s inspriring.
X.

Nuit Hernandez said...

wow! this is so awesome i have never ever tried it, your posts rock Ren.

Clair said...

I have never tried this, but it looks/sounds interesting. Wish
I could have a taste of your batch.

Pat Tillett said...

Hey there! I've never made it, but I've eaten a lot of it.

LeeLee said...

Oh, wow this looks interesting. I didn't know of this variation, but happy to have found it.

Pat Hatt said...

Never even heard of it before, but does look good.

drollgirl said...

i have never made it, but i like a little kimchi on the side every now and again! it packs a punch and is so tasty!

Phoenix said...

I've never had Kimchi before, but my guy is obsessed with cabbage, so I'll try and see if I can talk him into doing this recipe :) Thanks for sharing, it looks yummy!

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

Dear Ren - What a great blog you have! I've eaten lots of kimchi and sauerkraut, but have never made either (although, my grandparents made that plus gurken, like yours). I did buy a packet of seasoning to help make kimchi during a trip to Greenland market one day. Hehe, it still is peering at me in the pantry. : ) But you've inspired me to try to do it one of these days soon.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Looks so yummy and beautiful!

sherri said...

B. makes it a lot. yours looks dee-lish.

maria said...

never tried it but sure looks like it's worth giving a go!

Kimia Kline said...

haha, my korean friends always called me kimchi as a nick name :)

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