close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Wife made a batch of kimchee

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Green_Manelishi, Jan 1, 2009.


  1. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    Either I have lost my edge or this batch is indeed hotter than previous creations. Fortunately chocolate helps put out the fire.
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik
    Expand Collapse
    Honk Honk
    CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    6,753
    218
    Location:
    Taylorsville, KY
    :drool: Recipe?

    I loved eating kimchi when I was in Korea, but good golly it would give you some serious dragon breath.
     

  3. Kempo

    Kempo
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    137
    0
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I love good kimchee made with big chunks of the white radishes. Funny story, several years ago I flew to Texas and went to Killeen, and was to drive a pickup back to Pennsylvania. I went to a Korean grocery there the day before I was to leave and asked them to make me two gallon jars of kimchee to take back with me. I picked them up early the next morning and the lady there told me to leave the jar lids a little loose on the drive back so they could "work". When I pulled into buy gas in Arkansas I noticed a bad smell kinda like a dumpster, and noticed the kimchee juice trickling out under the tailgate. It was pretty funny watching other nearby customers looking at the bottom of their shoes, etc.

    But that was probably some of the best kimchee I ever ate.
     
  4. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    I'll ask my wife.
     
  5. Glockerel

    Glockerel
    Expand Collapse
    Got Mojo?

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    2,383
    0
    Location:
    Nassau and Salzburg, Austria

    ass breath is more like it, but I love me some kimchee.
     
  6. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi
    Expand Collapse
    Knicker Knotter

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    4,716
    0
    Location:
    On the edge but not quite over ...
    This is her recipe. I do not know if it's authentic or not but it does taste fine.

    1 bunch chinese cabbage
    1-1/2 tsp ground/grated ginger
    2 lrge cloves garlic minced
    1 bunch scallions, chopped
    2 or more hot peppers, sliced
    2 Tbl salt
    2 Tbl red pepper flakes

    cut up the cabbage into 1" pieces
    add salt, blend evenly
    let stand 10 minutes
    add remaining ingredients
    toss till well mixed
    let sit in covered bowl, at room temerature, for 3 days
    refrigerate

    I think she mixes it up on occasion during those three days. At least that's the only thing I can think of that would cause the entire house to smell like rotting cabbage :wow:
     
  7. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik
    Expand Collapse
    Honk Honk
    CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    6,753
    218
    Location:
    Taylorsville, KY
    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
     
  8. pesticidal

    pesticidal
    Expand Collapse
    Eh?
    CLM

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    11,810
    8
    Location:
    North Dakota
    What is it about that stuff, anyhow? My old Korean karate teacher's wife made that stuff. She'd bring it out, and the smell was about enough to make you sick, but once you started eating it, it was pretty damn good. Hotter'n hell, too. Made the beer taste even better.
     
  9. Glockerel

    Glockerel
    Expand Collapse
    Got Mojo?

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    2,383
    0
    Location:
    Nassau and Salzburg, Austria
    I get some at a Korean restaurant in St. Paul that is all green onions. DAYUM! it's the best!
     
  10. g29andy

    g29andy
    Expand Collapse
    CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    2,686
    43
    My mother made some stuff very similar to your recipe, but added cucumber and carrot slices, and a bit of soy sauce and a smidge of sesame oil. Pop called it "rotten cabbage."

    Brings back memories.