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Niche Topics (Food and Drinks) offers a large collection of delicious food and drink
recipes to help you decide what to cook, whether it’s a family dinner, lunchbox for
the kids, or entertaining friends at home. Each recipe promises a completely different
taste experience, and all are really easy-to-make.
Kimchi, a spicy fermented pickled cabbage that is a must-have side dish on every
Korean table. Rich in vitamins, kimchee sits high as one of the world’s healthiest
Homemade Kimchi Recipe
1 (3 pounds) Chinese cabbage (napa cabbage)
12 cups water
1 cup sea salt (you can also use coarse kosher salt)
Kim chee stuffing:
1 (1 pound) Japanese daikon radish, peeled and sliced into thin strips
5-6 tablespoons Korean chili powder (gochugaru)
12 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4-5 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
1 cup fish sauce
1 medium onion, finely grated
1 small bunch (3 ounces) Chinese chives, cut into 1-inch lengths
How to make homemade kimchi:
1. Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut it into half lengthwise.
2. Rub salt generously, about a handful, between all the leaves. Leave it aside.
3. Meanwhile, place water and the remaining salt in a large soup pot, stir until
the salt dissolves. Put the cabbage in salt solution and let it soak for a few hours,
about 3-6 hours.
4. Remove the cabbage; drain. Rinse the cabbage under running water but make sure
not to over-rinse. You want the cabbage to retain some of the salt water.
5. To make the kim chi stuffing, place daikon radish and chili powder in a medium
bowl. Mix both ingredients really well.
6. Then add the rest of the ingredients, and toss until well blended.
7. Separate the leaves of each cabbage halve, and spread a small amount of stuffing
between each leaf. Make sure that all the leaves are well coated on both sides.
8. Store the cabbage in an air-tight food container. Let it sit at room temperature
for at least 10-12 hours before serving.
9. Refrigerate unused kimchee straight away. Your homemade kimchi should stay fresh
for 2-3 weeks. Enjoy kimchi as a side dish, with rice or noodles. Kimchi is also
a common base ingredient to make many dishes including kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae)
and kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap).
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