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Korean Kimchi, traditional style

Thursday, April 18, 2013

One of my hiking buddies came over for lunch and we made traditional Korean Kimchi.


Final Product will sit for a day then goes to the refrigerator

Ingredients
1 fresh Chinese cabbage, dark green outer leaves removed
1 1/2 cup Korean Sea salt
1L water
1 cup Korean chill powder aka gochugaru (not flakes, look for it at your local Korean grocery store)
1/2 cup fish sauce
6 spring onions, washed and sliced on an angle into slices about 1-2″ long
5 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 knob of ginger, grated
1/4 nashi pear, cored and peeled
1/4 brown onion, peeled
200g white/chinese radish (long and white as opposed to small, round and pink-tinged)






Garlic and Ginger Root

Cabbage soaked in Korean Salt left for a few hours then rinse thoroughly removing all excess water.

Remaining vegetables cut in slivers and combined.

Add Garlic and Ginger to bowl

Add fish oil

add Korean pepper and korean honey garlic sauce

Mix everything up really well and let it sit.

When we were through we ate my Turkey Adzuki Chili , visited and played Wii Just Dance emoticon



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HICKOK-HALEY 4/22/2013 1:48AM

    What a fun day. Good for you, for the home made dish!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/21/2013 8:51PM

    Bob loves the Chinese Kimchi. Looks good!

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AWESOMECHELZ 4/20/2013 9:52AM

    I am impressed with the dish but unless I have a Korean friend, I am not cooking it. I don't think I would like it myself. emoticon emoticon I hope you had a wonderful time with your friend.

Love, Chelsea emoticon

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EBETHET 4/19/2013 9:50AM

    I am going to have to make this. I may be the only one in my family who eats it, but that means there is more for me!

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JAZZYBIRDSMOM1 4/19/2013 9:44AM

  Hi...This looks yummy...meal in its self. Did i see carrot in the picture or was that the radish? Under one of the pics you said to add Korean pepper and honey garlic sauce...did you mean add chili powder? Please tell me how much
Honey garlic sauce to add. My daughter would love if I made this for her. Please help! emoticon

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LSDALOIA 4/19/2013 9:01AM

    Yum, yum, yum! And you didn't even have to dig a hole to bury it in!

Enjoy!

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BONOLICIOUS2 4/19/2013 8:47AM

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness do you ship, take orders?!?!?! Looks AMAZING!

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ILOVEROSES 4/19/2013 8:36AM

    Great photos! emoticon

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PAMBWS 4/19/2013 8:21AM

    Looks awesome. I like kimchi. Sounds like you had a good day.

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GAYLLYNNE 4/19/2013 7:17AM

    Wish I could try this!! Looks yummy!

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_LINDA 4/19/2013 2:02AM

    Never tried that! Seems like a lot of work -good on you to make it rather than just buying some already made. I like the Chinese white radish (diakon) raw with my veggies, it also cooks up nice in a stir fry.
What a fun day!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/19/2013 12:09AM

    I love Kim chee ! What fun , I wish I could have joined you!

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SASSISPRING 4/18/2013 11:45PM

    Thanks for sharing the photos as it was interesting. Sounded like a great day.

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PHEBESS 4/18/2013 9:18PM

    Mmmmm........love kimchi!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/18/2013 9:10PM

    I wish I were there to try that! emoticon

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WINE4GIRL 4/18/2013 8:51PM

    Looks yummy!
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WENDYWITKOSKI 4/18/2013 7:05PM

    Awesome! I'm going to show this to hubby so maybe he will make it for us.
It doesn't look as hard as I thought.

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GRACEISENUF 4/18/2013 6:45PM

    Looks very interesting, sounds like you had a fun day with your friend.

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LAURELSPARK 4/18/2013 6:08PM

    Wow, it looks great. Now, if only I could cook!

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TIME4COFFEE 4/18/2013 5:48PM

    I can't even imagine what it tastes like but I would try it...do you deliver?

It sounds like a fun day with a friend!

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ARNETTELEE 4/18/2013 5:42PM

  Yummy.... kim chee!

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