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Making kimchi at home: Bubbling question

You should drain the brine from the cabbage after soaking.
The seasoning mix should have enough moisture in it, and the cabbage itself will release some liquid.
No need to "top off".

Sep 27, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

Bulgogi marinade

Depends on how much meat/marinade.
For the recipe above, half should be fine.

Sep 19, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

Mrs. Dash? Do you use it? Any recommended blends?

Onion & Herb, Tomato/Basil, and Garlic & Herb are all pretty good.

Sep 17, 2013
hannaone in General Topics

Non-mayo-based broccoli salad recipe

Ingredients

6 cups broccoli florets

Dressing

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Korean rice vinegar
1 tablespoon pure roasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 ounces fresh ginger
4 each cloves fresh garlic
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Optional:
1 teaspoon coarse ground red chili pepper (chili flakes)


Preparation

Brocoli
Heat water in stove top or electric steamer (or a large lidded pot with a colander, sieve, or strainer that can sit above water level).

Wash brocoli florets in cold water then place into steamer. Steam until tender crisp (3 to 5 minutes).

Sesame Seeds
Check for and discard stones and broken kernals (Usually only found in bulk product).

Heat a dry skillet/pan over medium high heat, add sesame seeds, and toast until golden browned, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool.

Garlic and Ginger
Thin slice the garlic, then sliver each slice.

Peel ginger and finely grate.

Mix Dressing
Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil and honey together in a large bowl until until well mixed.

Add ginger, garlic, and 1/2 the sesame seeds and mix well.

Let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to let the flavor develop.

Final Mix
Add brocoli to dressing and toss. Let stand at room temperature for up to two hours, tossing every so often.

Move brocoli to serving dish and pour the dressing from the bowl over it. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seed and chili flakes if desired.

Sep 17, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

How to deal with 9 Asian Pears

Cut. chill, drizzle with honey, enjoy.

Sep 16, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

Bulgogi marinade

The main purpose for rinsing the cut ribs is to get the bone residue that mixes with the surface blood off.

Sep 08, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

Bulgogi marinade

Glad you enjoyed it.

Sep 08, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

Bulgogi marinade

Depending on the thickness of the meat, you can pan fry, grill, stir-fry, or broil.

Sep 08, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #242 -- The end of summer edition [through Sep 7 2013]

You guys rock, so many fantastic meals.

That Naengmyeon the other night was so good and today so hot and muggy, so had an encore for an early snack.

Dinner was grilled chicken, pepper corn (sweet corn with assorted peppers, simmered in butter), rice, perilla leaves, and Korean cucumber spears. Pierced the chicken thighs and put green pepper slivers in before grilling - gave the chicken a nice, light, peppery flavor.

What's for Dinner #242 -- The end of summer edition [through Sep 7 2013]

Try again with the photos

What's for Dinner #242 -- The end of summer edition [through Sep 7 2013]

Stuffed to the gills after dinner tonight (and all the menu testing for the past weeks), but my mouth is starting to water from all the great meals going on here.

Last night was a salute to summer with an ice cold Naengmyeon (Buckwheat noodle soup)

Tonight was thin sliced pork quickly grilled then served with loose leaf lettuce, a pepper assortment, and fresh cucumbers, and steamed rice. (All the produce from our garden) No pics of tonight's meal, but a few from the testing phase.

Bulgogi Sandwich
Spicy Squid
Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
Jap jae (Sweet potato noodle stir fry)
Spicy Pork
Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Substitute for fish sauce

Does your allergy extend to Kelp and seaweeds?

If not, you can make a kelp broth and add some salt for a substitute.

While many kimchi recipes call for fish sauce or a shrimp paste, you can easily leave these out and add more salt, and a bit of rice flour to aid the fermentation process.

The flavor will change somewhat but I personally like kimchi better without the fish flavor.

Sep 02, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #230-Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! - 4th of July Edition (Thru Jul 10, 2013)

Hard at work with more testing as the wife insists on my trying every dish she plans to add to the menu.

Tonight was Teriyaki pork and teriyaki tofu.

If this keeps up my waist size is going to expand dramatically.

What's for Dinner #230-Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! - 4th of July Edition (Thru Jul 10, 2013)

Happy 4th to all.

More menu testing - Shrimp combo, Mandu combo, and stir fried vegetables.

No idea what dinner is for tonight yet, probably just throw something together as our little town enters the annual war zone.

What's for Dinner #229 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 2 Through July 4th, 2013

It probably started with the royal court as the royal cooks were very much into appearance as well as taste. The straightened stems are much easier to cut and arrange in eye pleasing settings.

Jul 04, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #229 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 2 Through July 4th, 2013

Thanks for all the well wishes.

Jul 04, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #229 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 2 Through July 4th, 2013

From everything I've seen they are the same. Usually in Korean and Chinese markets you find them bundled as in the pic Frizzle posted.

Jul 03, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #229 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 2 Through July 4th, 2013

Been busy going back into the rest biz (well, the wife is, and I'm being dragged along).

The fun part is the menu sampling the past couple of nights.

Stir fried bulgogi and spicy teriyaki chicken.

What's for Dinner #229 - It's Too Darn Hot, Part 2 Through July 4th, 2013

So glad you enjoyed the garlic stems.

Jul 02, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

Seafood night at the Casino so the wife wanted the unlimited crab from the buffet.
Usually they do a fair job and there are several dishes that are actually good - tonight---Blechhhhhh.
The crab was too salty for me, and the rest of the offerings were all pretty bad except for the salads, which were very fresh and very good. Somehow I managed to over eat on rabbit food, which is a first for me.

What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

Another beautiful day spent getting our garden set.

Early breakfast of eggs, bacon, and potatoes this morning. the next eight hours cleaning the garage and gardening, then a supper of grilled spicy pork with leaf lettuce, water kimchi, bibim rice, kimchi, kalbi, and mixed steamed rice, followed by a surprisingly good raspberry truffle flavored coffee (the only flavored coffee I usually like is mocha).

The uncooked spicy pork was gifted to us by a Korean lady that runs a combination convenience store and teriyaki grill because we gave her about 10 pounds of spring scallions and garlic from the garden. Her marinade was really good.

What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

Beautiful sunny day today. Out in the garden weeding and planting most of the day.
Fired up the grill again for Kalbi in both the traditional and LA cuts.
Mushrooms marinated in the Kalbi marinade also tossed on the grill.
Red leaf lettuce, sliced jalapenos, mixed rice, and kimchi rounded out the meal.
Everything rolled in the lettuce and eaten Ssam style.

What's your favorite chilled soup?

Aeri has a lot of good solid recipes, and I love her Korean Lessons with each post.

May 04, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

Making your own only takes a couple more minutes than the boxed stuff, and you can season however you like.
I do a home version of most of the "Flavors" that the boxes come in.
This was ready in about twenty minutes.

May 04, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

So much good food going on here.
Sons requested "Hamburger Helper, but not the boxed kind" tonight.
Browned some ground beef, added chopped mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper. Seasoned with garlic, oregano, thyme, and cumin.
Cooked the macaroni in beef broth, added some milk and melted cheddar for the "sauce", mixed everything together and topped with shredded cheese.

What's your favorite chilled soup?

Mul Naengmyeon

Cold buckwheat noodles in an icy tangy beef broth, topped with sliced radish, cucumber, thin sliced beef, and egg.

http://aeriskitchen.com/2010/09/cold-...

What's for Dinner #214 -- It's finally spring (sorry Colorado) Edition [Old]

Lunch was a fusion dish made with some leftover spicy chicken from last night's grill. Chopped up the chicken and some bell peppers and onto a tortilla loaded with shredded cheddar and jack cheese for a "Kaesadilla".

Strange sky tonight, kind of gray with a halo around the setting sun.

Galchi Jorrim was the menu tonight.

Belt fish sections braised with Korean radish, garlic, ginger, onion, and scallions in a spicy sauce.

What's for Dinner #213 - The Snoop Dogg Edition [old]

Yes it was a whole plum.
The recipe calls for Japanese apricot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_mume ) but there aren't any available here so I substituted the red plum.
I vary it with fuji apple, asian pear, or the plum. All work very well.

May 01, 2013
hannaone in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #213 - The Snoop Dogg Edition [old]

Red plum, brown sugar, jalapenos, onion, garlic, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, sesame oil, Korean chile powder, ginger, and black pepper, all run through a blender.
Just a slight variation on a fairly common Korean spicy marinade.
First time I tried it with mushrooms and they were fantastic. They simply burst with juices when bitten, definitely need to do this again.

What's for Dinner #213 - The Snoop Dogg Edition [old]

Crazy freaky weather yesterday - Snow, wind - sunny, wind - rain, wind, then a good layer of frost this morning. Today turned into a beautiful sunny day though so hit the grill again.

Spicy chicken thighs, grilled mushroom (same marinade as the chicken), squid/scallion pancake, and mixed rice.