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Korean Food: Yeoul Mu Kimchi (Young Summer Radish Kimchi) - 열무 김치

Ingredients
  Radish 2 Bunch (200 gm), peeled, cut into 5-inch pieces (Young summer radishes used)
  Red bell peppers 2 Medium, sliced thinly (For color use orange, yellow or red bell peppers / Small Organic bell peppers used)
  Green onions 6 Medium, cut into 4-inch long pieces (5 - 6 used)
For salting the radish
  Coarse salt 3 Tablespoon (Curing and salt is washed away)
For the flour porridge
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Korean red pepper flakes 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium, minced
  Minced ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Take the young summer radishes, peel and remove the bad parts.
2. Cut into half and then cut into 5-inch pieces.
3. Wash couple of times in cold water. (This will help in the salting process)
4. Sprinkle salt, mix well and let it sit for 45 minutes.
5. After 45 minutes, wash in cold water and drain.

MAKING
6. Heat a saucepan with water at medium high heat.
7. Add all purpose flour, mix and stir until it boils. Then, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
8. To this flour porridge, add Korean red pepper flakes, minced garlic, minced ginger and fish sauce. Mix well to combine.
9. Using a strainer, strain the mixture.
10. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the radishes, green onions, bell peppers and the prepared red pepper mixture.

FINALIZING
11. Place the kimchi in a glass container at room temperature for 3 days.
12. After 3 days, refrigerate.

SERVING
13. Serve as a side dish or as a main ingredient for other Korean dishes.

Things You Will Need
1. Strainer

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Salty
Method: 
Fermented
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Radish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Young summer radish kimchi is a very well known and special kimchi. This kimchi like all the other kimchis serves as a side dish or even as an ingredient. Watch the video for the recipe.

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