How to Make Kim Chi

Here we made a traditional cabbage Kim Chi. This recipe serves as a great accompaniment for anything from Korean braised short ribs to a good old cheese burger! Enjoy!

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How to Make Kim Chi Recipe
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Make a heavily salted water solution

Make a heavily salted water solution

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Quarter the cabbage and slice into 1.5 in sections

Quarter the cabbage and slice into 1.5 in sections

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Soak the cabbage on the salt water for about 2 hours

Soak the cabbage on the salt water for about 2 hours

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Place a plate or something heavy on top of the cabbage to keep it immersed in the water.

Place a plate or something heavy on top of the cabbage to keep it immersed in the water.

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Mince garlic, and ginger. Cut the scallions into 1.5 inch sections and cut batons out of the daikon.

Mince garlic, and ginger. Cut the scallions into 1.5 inch sections and cut batons out of the daikon.

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Kochukaru. (You should be able to find this at an Asian Supermarket.)

Kochukaru. (You should be able to find this at an Asian Supermarket.)

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Add as much as you would like, depending on how spicy you would like the product to be.

Add as much as you would like, depending on how spicy you would like the product to be.

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Add fish sauce.  (I used about a half cup here.)

Add fish sauce. (I used about a half cup here.)

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Mix all of the items together. It should be pasty and slightly wet, but there shouldn't be liquid running out of it. If its too dry add more fish sauce.

Mix all of the items together. It should be pasty and slightly wet, but there shouldn't be liquid running out of it. If its too dry add more fish sauce.

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Strain salt water off of the cabbage. Press the cabbage in the colander to remove excess water.

Strain salt water off of the cabbage. Press the cabbage in the colander to remove excess water.

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Combine cabbage with the rest of ingredients.

Combine cabbage with the rest of ingredients.

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Mix everything well.

Mix everything well.

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Place in jar. It is important to vent the jar once a day or so for the first 2 days, there will be pressure build up from the fermentation. Leave at room temp for about 48 hours & refrigerate 4-7days

Place in jar. It is important to vent the jar once a day or so for the first 2 days, there will be pressure build up from the fermentation. Leave at room temp for about 48 hours & refrigerate 4-7days

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