Organic kimchi

Organic kimchi

Korea is well known for a very popular food called kimchi. There are many different styles of kimchi. Most kimchi is made with cabbages, radishes, Korean red pepper, garlic, salt, and other spices. Try this simple recipe for kimchi made using fresh organic ingredients.

Kimchi ingredients

Most of these ingredients will be familiar to you. Visit your local Korean grocery store for the others. Be sure to ask your friendly Korean grocer if they have organic versions of these popular staples. Organic food production has been one of South Korea’s fastest growing sectors over the past ten years and there’s a good chance you’ll receive a favorable response.

  • 1lb (450g) organic cabbage
  • 5 tablespoons salt
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly crushed organic garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Korean Hot pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted baby shrimps, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

Making kimchi

  • Remove individual cabbage leaves and wash thoroughly. If you’re not using organic cabbage, discard outer leaves of cabbage and be particularly careful to wash leaves thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle a generous quantity of salt evenly across the leaves and set aside for 1 hour.
  • Finely chop the salted baby shrimps, green onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Remove excess salt from cabbage leaves by washing, then drain well. Tear leaves lengthwise by hand into strips.
  • Place seasoning in a large bowl. Mix initially with spoon and then by hand (using rubber gloves). Add the torn leaves and mix together.
  • Refrigerate (for up to two months) and serve with steamed rice as desired. Enjoy!

Keywords: organic kimchi, organic cabbage, organic red pepper, organic recipe

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