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Korean Bar Chu Kim Chi

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Ingredients
  Napa cabbage head 1
  Garlic bulb 3 (Or As Needed)
  Ginger 3 Inch, cut up into small pieces for the blender/food processor.
  Fish sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallions 2 Bunch (200 gm)
  Ground chili pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Korean Style)
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Daikon 1⁄2 Large (Asian Radish)
  Rice flour 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

1. Cut Napa cabbage in half the long way.

2. Remove the stem at bottom with small knife and a ā€œVā€ cut. Then cut the halves into quarters.

3. Cut up each quarter into 1 and 2 inch strips. I use a slightly diagonal cut.

4. Take a large pot and fill with some water, the pot should be able to hold at least a gallon of water.

5. Add 4 to 5 ounces of salt and mix until salt is dissolved in water.

6. Put cut up cabbage into the pot and add water to just cover the cabbage.

7. Press cabbage down into water and cabbage will begin to soften fairly quickly.

8. Cover pot and let stand with cabbage in it for 1 to 2 hours. I like 2 hours but I have let it go as long as 4 hours.

9. About half way through the soaking add your scallions and make sure they are cut up into 1 inch pieces or longer if you wish.

10. After you let the cabbage soak for however long you choose it is time to strain it and squeeze it.

11. Pour cabbage into a collander and strain it. Wash off excess salt and squeeze out excess water gently. Let cabbage stand for 20 minutes.

12. While the cabbage is resting it is time to make the rice flour glue that allows the ingredients to stick to the Kim Chi.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Cabbage, Vegetable
Servings: 
6
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