kimchi Condiment Asian
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 49 hr 0 min
  • Servings 80

Kimchi is very healthy and popular Korean dish, best described as a spicy, slightly sweet, pickled or fermented cabbage. (photo by Flickr user FotoosVanRobin) MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 8, 2015


tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pickling salt
pounds Chinese (Napa) cabbage, cut into 2-inch squares
scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths, then slivered
1 1/2
tablespoons minced fresh ginger
tablepoons korean ground dried hot pepper (or other mildly hot ground red pepper)
teaspoon sugar


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  • 1
    Dissolve the 3 tablespoons salt in the water. Put the cabbage into a large bowl, a crock, or a nonreactive pot, and pour the brine over it. Weight the cabbage down with a plate. Let the cabbage stand for 12 hours.
  • 2
    Drain the cabbage, reserving the brine. Mix the cabbage with the remaining ingredients, including the 1 teaspoon salt. Pack the mixture into a 2-quart jar. Pour enough of the reserved brine over the cabbage to cover it. Push a freezer bag into the mouth of the jar, and pour the remaining brine into the bag. Seal the bag. Let the kimchi ferment in a cool place, at a temperature no higher than 68° F, for 3 to 6 days,until the kimchi is as sour as you like.
  • 3
    Remove the brine bag, and cap the jar tightly. Store the kimchi in the refrigerator, where it will keep for months.

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