Brussels sprout kimchi

Brussels sprout kimchi

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Xueci Cheng

Xueci Cheng

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"Korean Kimchi is most known as Napa cabbage kimchi, but there are many variations using different vegetables: you could use cabbage of any sort: white, red, pointed cabbage, etc. It’s a perfect fridge clearing task if you happen to have leftover cabbage from your Christmas. It’s also a really easy-going recipe: You can substitute the pear with apple and scallion with leek. If you have one or two carrots, toss them in! If you can’t handle it too spicy, reduce the gochugaru to 1 tbsp/15 grams."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

20 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

2880 min

Ingredients

2Servings
250 g
Brussels sprouts
1
scallions
¾ tbsp
salt
400 ml
water
cloves
garlic
5 g
ginger
62½ g
pears
12½ g
Korean chili flakes
¼ tbsp
sugar
½ tbsp
fish sauce (optional)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, 2 large bowls, plate, colander, food processor, disposable gloves, glass jar

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Nutrition per serving

Cal89
Fat0 g
Protein5 g
Carb20 g
  • Step 1/3

    Slice scallions lengthwise and then chop into 1 in./3 cm strips. Set aside. Trim the ends and halve Brussels sprouts. Dissolve salt in the water. Submerge the Brussels sprouts in this brine and let sit for approx. 2 – 3 hrs. Add a weight, like a plate, on top so they are completely submerged. (If you have time, you can soak them overnight, too.) Rinse a few times under cold water and drain.
    • 1 scallions
    • 250 g Brussels sprouts
    • ¾ tbsp salt
    • 400 ml water
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • large bowl
    • plate
    • colander

    Slice scallions lengthwise and then chop into 1 in./3 cm strips. Set aside. Trim the ends and halve Brussels sprouts. Dissolve salt in the water. Submerge the Brussels sprouts in this brine and let sit for approx. 2 – 3 hrs. Add a weight, like a plate, on top so they are completely submerged. (If you have time, you can soak them overnight, too.) Rinse a few times under cold water and drain.

  • Step 2/3

    To make the kimchi paste, first peel garlic and ginger. Add to a food processor along with the pear. Blend until smooth, adding a bit of water if needed to loosen the mixture. Then fold in Korean chili flakes (gochugaru), sugar, and fish sauce, if using. Mix until well combined.
    • cloves garlic
    • 5 g ginger
    • 62½ g pears
    • 12½ g Korean chili flakes
    • ¼ tbsp sugar
    • ½ tbsp fish sauce (optional)
    • food processor

    To make the kimchi paste, first peel garlic and ginger. Add to a food processor along with the pear. Blend until smooth, adding a bit of water if needed to loosen the mixture. Then fold in Korean chili flakes (gochugaru), sugar, and fish sauce, if using. Mix until well combined.

  • Step 3/3

    Add drained Brussels sprouts and scallions to a large bowl. Add the kimchi paste. Wearing gloves, use your hands to mix everything together, massaging the paste into the Brussels sprouts. Transfer to a sealable jar or box, press down to compact the mixture and seal. Let it sit at room temperature for 2 – 3 days. Check back daily, and if any liquid has been released, press the Brussels sprouts down to soak in the liquid. When it’s acidic enough for your taste, store in the fridge, where it can last up to months. Enjoy!
    • large bowl
    • disposable gloves
    • glass jar

    Add drained Brussels sprouts and scallions to a large bowl. Add the kimchi paste. Wearing gloves, use your hands to mix everything together, massaging the paste into the Brussels sprouts. Transfer to a sealable jar or box, press down to compact the mixture and seal. Let it sit at room temperature for 2 – 3 days. Check back daily, and if any liquid has been released, press the Brussels sprouts down to soak in the liquid. When it’s acidic enough for your taste, store in the fridge, where it can last up to months. Enjoy!

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