Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Turnip Kimchi - (Korean Dong Chimi)

Yesterday I went to Korean grocery and saw they have a variety of kimchi . This turnip kimchi looks quite interesting. One small container costs about $6.00. It's quite expensive if you ask me. Therefore, I decided to make it myself. All you need is turnip, chili powder, garlic, ginger, sugar, salt , scallions and you have yourself a big bowl of kimchi .

All the ingredients together.

After you covered the kimchi with the food wrap, it's ready to be sit over night.

After 24 hours, this is what it looks like. It's crunchy with the sweet, spicy and sour flavor. Yummy! You can eat this with any type of meats.

One pound of turnip can make 3 small jars of kimchi. And turnip is only .69 cent a pound.

I purposely took this picture so you can take a closer look at it.

1 turnip (about 1 pound or so)
3 spring onions
Sea salt or other non-iodized salt, at least 1TB
4 TBS of Korean chili powder
2-3 cloves garlic (cut into thin slices)
2 tablespoonfuls sugar, any kind
Small piece of ginger (cut into think slices)
1)Slice the turnip into cubes, 1 inches long and 1 inch wide.
2)Cut the scallion into 1 1/2-inch lengths, then slice fine lengthwise.
3) Repeat the same process for the ginger and garlic.
4) Place these ingredients in a bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the salt, mix well and leave, covered, overnight.
5) Mix 1/2 cup of water with 1 tablespoon of the salt and the sugar in a separate bowl.
6) Pour the mixture over the kimchi.
7) Keep at room temperature for 24 hours.
8)Transfer to jars and refrigerate. It will keep for at least 1 week.

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