Kimchi (sfc)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ large Chinese or Napa cabbage
⅓ cup Salt; plus
10 tablespoons Salt
4 \N Korean chile peppers; or 2 jalapenos with seeds removed
½ cup Korean chili powder
2 tablespoons Crushed garlic
1 teaspoon Crushed ginger
4 tablespoons Sugar
1 bunch Green onions; sliced thin

This is from today's SF Chronicle: Wuin Kim Hopkins makes kimchi in small portions like this because she likes to serve several kinds of this quintessential Korean condiment. Kimchi develops its best flavor in about 1 week. It will keep almost indefinitely, but after 3 weeks the flavor becomes very pungent.

Wash the cabbage. In a bowl, dissolve the ⅓ cup salt in enough water to cover the cabbage. Put the cabbage in the salted water and let stand overnight.

The next day, squeeze the cabbage gently to remove most of the water. Slice the cabbage into bite- size pieces. Put them into a large mixing bowl, and add the 10 tablespoons salt, the chile peppers, chili powder, garlic, ginger and sugar. Mix lightly by hand (wear rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add the green onions and toss with your hands until well mixed.

Pack the kimchi into a large jar, cover and leave it at room temperature for 1 day, then refrigerate. Serves 4 to 6.

PER TABLESPOON: 10 calories, 0 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 1347 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Chipotle Coyote <coyote@...> on May 27, 1998

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