Kimchi
Kimchi

When the clock strikes mealtime in Canada, many people instinctively reach for one of their favourite condiments like ketchup, mustard, or pickles to liven up their dish. In South Korea, 94% of the population reaches for kimchi every single day.

An integral part of Korean cuisine for millennia, this spicy, pickle-like conserve is traditionally made from fermented cabbage, radish, garlic, ginger, scallions, chillies, and seafood or fish paste. Loaded with healthy vegetables, this sour superfood is rich in fiber, vitamin C, and natural probiotics that promote digestion and gut health.

The age-old communal process of making kimchi with family, friends, and neighbours — gimjang — was recently awarded UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status!

Fun fact: The Korean stock market has a “kimchi index” that tracks prices of the 13 main ingredients used to make traditional kimchi!

 

Recipes with Kimchi

 
The sour, spicy, and umami flavours of this versatile national dish pair well with just about everything, including Korea’s other favourite export: fried chicken.

We also think it makes a punchy mayo, crunchy bibimbap topping, and zesty stew base!
 

Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Kimchi Mayo and Radish Salad

 
Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Kimchi Mayo and Radish Salad

Featuring:

  • Shrimp
  • Cucumbers
  • Kimchi

 

Bibimbap with Tofu and Kimchi, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrot Ribbons, and Jasmine Rice

 
Bibimbap with Tofu and Kimchi, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Carrot Ribbons, and Jasmine Rice

Featuring:

  • Tofu
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kimchi

 

Kimchi Jjigae with Pork Strips and Fresh Ramen Noodles

 
Kimchi Jjigae with Pork Strips and Fresh Ramen Noodles

Featuring:

  • Pork strips
  • Fresh ramen noodles
  • Kimchi

 
This week, crispy, tender chicken thighs and spiced sticky rice soak up all the mouthwatering flavour of a homemade kimchi sauce, while a cucumber and kimchi side salad adds a sweet and spicy crunch to our Korean-style fried chicken thighs recipe:
 

Korean-Style Fried Chicken Thighs with Kimchi-Cucumber Salad and Sticky Rice

 
Korean-Style Fried Chicken Thighs with Kimchi-Cucumber Salad and Sticky Rice

Featuring:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Calrose rice
  • Kimchi

 
Keep your eye out for kimchi on your selection page this week!

 
Image Credits

Feature Image, Image 1-4: via Goodfood

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