Spicy Cabbage Kimchi

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Kimchi, a popular Korean dish, is best described as a spicy, slightly sweet, pickled or fermented cabbage. I spent a year in South Korea and fell in LOVE with Kimchi! My friend Myong was kind enough to share her recipe and technique with me. Some ingredients may not be readily available in your local supermarket. Look for Kimchi (Fish) Sauce and Korean chili powder in Asian markets or online. Use kimchi in stir fries or your favorite Korean dishes.

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
4 days 6 hrs
Total Time:
4 days 7 hrs
Servings:
56
Yield:
14 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 heads napa cabbage

  • 1 ¼ cups sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 5 green onions, chopped

  • ½ small white onion, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 5 tablespoons Korean chile powder

Directions

  1. Cut the cabbages in half lengthwise and trim the ends. Rinse and cut into pieces about 2 inch square. Place the cabbage into large resealable bags and sprinkle salt on the leaves so they are evenly coated. Use your hands to rub the salt in to the leaves. Seal the bags and leave at room temperature for 6 hours.

  2. Rinse the salt from the cabbage leaves and then drain and squeeze out any excess liquid. Place the cabbage in a large container with a tight fitting lid. Stir in the fish sauce, green onions, white onion, garlic, sugar and ginger. Sprinkle the Korean chile powder over the mixture. Wear plastic gloves to protect your hands and rub the chile powder into the cabbage leaves until evenly coated. Seal the container and set in a cool dry place. Leave undisturbed for 4 days. Refrigerate before serving, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month (if it lasts that long!).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

12 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 12
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1917mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 23mg 126%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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