The Koreans discovered kimchi, a dish made from fermented vegetables, when
they were looking for methods to keep provisions over the winter. Today it is known as one of the world’s healthiest
foods. The following describes how to make it with cabbage.
Things You’ll Need:
- 3 tablespoons of pickling salt
- 6 cups of water
- 2 lbs. Chinese cabbage, cut into 2-inch squares
- 6 scallions, slivered in 2-inch lengths
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons dried hot pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Step1Dissolve the 3 tablespoons of salt into water.
Step2Put the cabbage
into a large bowl and pour over the brine. Let it stand for 12 hours.
Step3Drain the cabbage, reserving the brine. Mix
in the remaining ingredients.
Step4Pack the mixture into a 2-quart jar. Pour in the brine until the cabbage is covered.
Step5Push a freezer bag into the mouth of the jar. Pour in the remaining brine.
Step6Seal the bag and let the kimchi
ferment in a cool place for 3 to 6 days