making kimchi traditionally requires a lot of time to ferment but I figured out an easier way to make it in just three days it's a Korean side dish that will amplify almost any dish before we start be sure to follow me on instagram at honeysucklecatering and on snapchat at honeysucklebee to follow my latest cooking and eating adventures here i have a head of napa cabbage weighing in about three pounds I'll cut it into quarters and give the bottom layers another cut so we don't have any large pieces I'll wash and drain my chopped cabbage then little by little add some into a large bowl and then sprinkling a generous amount of kosher salt with each layer I'm using about half a cup of kosher salt for the whole process once I'm done salting the cabbage I'll mix it up one more time then let it sit for about an hour the salt will draw all the moisture out of the cabbage leaving you with a lifeless and Limp looking cabbage like this I'll rinse and wash the salt out three more times and finally let it drain before moving on with the next step now for the kimchi paste I'm going to start with five to six cloves of garlic that I'll peel by shaking in between these two metal bowls this is a cool trick to peel your garlic easily without having any stinky hands one medium sized onion that I'll peel quarter and add to a blender half of a Korean or Asian pear that I'll peel in core this Asian pear will give it a natural subtle hint of sweetness if you can't find this you can sub for kiwi pineapples or even apples a piece of ginger about two inches long two teaspoons of sugar a quarter cup of fish sauce 1/2 a cup of kochu karu which is Korean chili pepper flakes I don't recommend subbing it for red chili pepper flakes you find at the supermarket because it's totally different you can find this at any Asian market a quarter cup of water a quarter cup of cooked white rice and then give everything a whirl I'm looking for a thick paste that'll spread easily over the Kim and last but not least I'll add a tablespoon of salted shrimp to give it that unique salty flavor this is totally optional if you don't want it in there I'll give it one more blend and then it's ready to mix but before we mix everything together I'm peeling and shredding one carrot with my mandolin and slicing two stalks of green onions I'll add those into the bowl with my wilted cabbage then I'll pour my pepper paste all over the vegetables and mix it really well by hand I'm wearing these cute pink gloves so that they don't steam or burn my hands with the hot pepper sauce
finally the most important step is letting the kimchi ferment I'll add this into an airtight container and let it sit for three days to one week it's really best after a week but you can start to eat after three days when the flavors develop I like to enjoy this with chopped che or pool Gogi but it's really delicious / plain white rice - or you can go crazy and add it to my soba stir fry recipe have you ever made kimchi before what was your experience like comment below and don't forget to subscribe for more healthy and delicious recipes thanks for watching and I'll see you guys next time bye
Making Kimchi traditionally requires a lot of time to ferment but I’ve figured out an easier way to make it in just 3 days! It’s a Korean side dish that will amplify almost any dish. Before we start be sure to follow me on Instagram at Honeysucklecatering and on snapchat at HoneysuckleBee to follow my latest cooking and eating adventures!
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