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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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Ingredients

4 d 7 h servings 12
Original recipe yields 56 servings (14 cups)

Directions

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  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; 0.2 2.4 0.6 0 1916 Full nutrition

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Made 2 batches, the first exactly as the recipe instructed except that I used regular crushed hot peppers as I could not find the Korean sort. Most grocery stores with an asian section now carry...

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THIS IS WAY TOO SALTY!!! Our cabbage was wasted! Please next time check your ingredients... next trial i will make the salt tbps instead. OMG, it was so disappointing! wasted all time and effort...

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Made 2 batches, the first exactly as the recipe instructed except that I used regular crushed hot peppers as I could not find the Korean sort. Most grocery stores with an asian section now carry...

This is one of the easier kimchi recipes I've come across. Some people may find it a little to salty or spicy. There are milder recipes out there, some with low sodium. "Fish sauce" is a rath...

I love, love, love kimchi. This came out a little salty for me so I cut the salt in half. It still drew the water out of the cabbage leaves and it all reduced well. I thought that I would get a ...

As I pulled up the recipe to make this for the 2nd time, I was reminded to help others by rating the recipe. It is so delicious and so authentic, we can't get enough of it. First introduced to...

THIS IS WAY TOO SALTY!!! Our cabbage was wasted! Please next time check your ingredients... next trial i will make the salt tbps instead. OMG, it was so disappointing! wasted all time and effort...

Whoo hoo! I don't have to dole out five bucks a pop for a container of kimchi anymore! (It's very easy to go through that in a week or less, so this is great.) I couldn't find Korean chile powd...

I can fix the saltiness issue. I've made kimchi a few times and this recipe is very similar to the one I use and love. After you rub the salt into the cabbage and let it sit for only about 30 ...

wow, i really love this recipe except i used chinese chile paste instead of the powder. I also reduced the salt to 1/3c, but all in all the best recipe i've found online

This is AWESOME!! My husband was just stationed in Korea, so i thought i would give it a try, hoping to get close to that very addicting korean dish....Blew it out of the park!! said it was be...