Recipe For Fermented Korean Kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made from fermented vegetables. For my version I have used cabbage, radishes and spring onions. You can adjust the seasoning by using a milder form of Sriracha.

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Have you ever been invited over for dinner somewhere and the food is served platter style? And you are asked to please not finish what is being put on the table. The hostess lets you know that she wants to save some of the protein for two other meals. So you look around at the side dishes and realize that they are not really to your taste. You end up eating a smaller portion of the meat, chicken or fish and pick out the bits of the side dishes you enjoy. And leave the dinner table feeling hungry. Well, this has happened to us so I have learnt a good way to manage the request.

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I take an interesting salad with us when we go out for dinner. Only when the likelihood is we will be asked to leave leftovers. Last week I made some fluffy rice to use to photograph my kimchi. Not wanting to waste the rice I turned it into a salad. I was not sure how this would go down. The kimchi has quite a distinct flavour. And to make sure it was not too overpowering I did not put too much in the salad. Everyone loved it which was quite pleasing. I am going to make a stir fry next to use up more of this hot kimchi.

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Kimchi
 
This fermented Korean side dish is best served with fluffy rice or in a stir fry
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Ingredients
  • 200g cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 80g salt
  • 10 radishes, finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 15mls freshly crushed garlic
  • 15mls freshly grated ginger
  • 15mls extra hot Sriracha
  • 30mls fish sauce
  • 45mls vinegar
  • 5mls sugar - I used fructose
Method
  1. Place the cabbage into a large bowl and rub the salt in
  2. Cover with water and press down with another bowl to ensure all of the cabbage is under the water
  3. After an hour drain the cabbage, rinse well and squeeze out the water
  4. Place the cabbage into a mixing bowl and add the radishes and spring onions
  5. Stir to combine
  6. Put the garlic, ginger, Sriracha, fish sauce, vinegar and sugar into a mixing bowl
  7. Whisk to combine and then pour over the cabbage
  8. Mix well and put the cabbage into a sterilized glass jar
  9. Seal and leave at room temperature for 5 days before using
  10. Refrigerate once open

 

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Fermented Korean Kimchi

  1. What a odd request. Surely if you don’t want all the food eaten, you just don’t put it out on the platter. And, unless it’s a whole oxen, it seems a bit mean to tell people to only eat a little. Isn’t hosting a meal about generosity? Anyway – I love kim chi and like your take on it.
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    1. I love the term generosity and I can see a whole blog post coming about that!

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  2. I love this version of kimchi. This will be on my list to make.
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    1. Hope you enjoy it Jem 🙂

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  3. This is a strange experience indeed. I am curious how she did it later on. Hmmmm

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    1. I agree!

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  4. Hi Tandy, yikes, thank goodness that has not happened to us I don’t know what I would say. Beautiful kimchi!!!
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    1. It is an ongoing problem sadly!

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  5. Gosh fermented Kimchi ahs been on my bucket list, yumm. Yeah what a rude thing to do not allow people to eat the food they have in front of them liek that. just take out ahead of time what you want to keep at least!

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    1. That is a better idea Evelyne 🙂

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  6. We are definitely making this. My husband loves it and I haven’t found the right ingredients yet. Didn’t think about sriracha but that may do it!
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    1. I hope you get a lot of use out of it Tammy 🙂

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  7. Yum! I’ve always wanted to try making Kimchi at home. It’s sooo good!
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    1. Please let me know if you make this Amy 🙂

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  8. I know fermented veggies, cos in Poland there are very popular. Our fermented cabbage isnt so spicy, though. But still very delicious, I make it quite often:)
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    1. I will look on your blog for a recipe for what I probably would call sauerkraut. It is my favourite 🙂

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  9. I love kimchi and yours sounds delicious. I’ve not made my own before!
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    1. It was so easy to make. I had never tried it before so I hope it is authentic 🙂

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  10. Hehe Tandy I’m so confused by the hostess’s request. Why would she want to save it? To eat at another time?
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    1. Yup!

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  11. Um. Why would someone put food on the table if it’s not meant to be eaten. Strangest thing I’ve heard.
    Have a wonderful weekend Tandy.
    😀 Mandy xo

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    1. I agree Mandy xox

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