Kimchi is a fermented Korean facet dish bursting with zesty, spicy, brine-y garlic taste. I really like kimchi a lot that I’ve been recognized to buy the larger-than-life 58 ounce tub of it from Costco. However I haven’t at all times possessed such love for the spunky Korean dish. At Korean tradition camp as a child, it was at all times supplied to us for lunch, however I couldn’t stand the scent, a lot much less the style. Moreover, the kimchi juice would at all times find yourself saturating the store-bought cookies (the perfect a part of the meal) on my plate, making me hate it much more. Sadly, that heavenly, home-made kimchi at all times ended up within the rubbish all 7 years I attended the camp.
It’s wonderful how your palate changes as you grow older. In school, my finest pal reintroduced me to kimchi. I distinctly keep in mind her phrases in response to my apparent avoidance of it throughout our first Korean meal collectively: “Dude, how do you not like kimchi?” I innocently shrugged as visions of pungent, wilted cabbage ruining my beloved cookies ran via my head. But, after taking a couple of bites, I started to comprehend what I’d been lacking out on. I beloved cabbage, beloved garlic, and was simply beginning to develop a passion for spicy meals. The elements of napa cabbage, ginger, garlic, scallions, and purple pepper flakes are soaked in a easy brine and left to ferment. Principally, kimchi is a cabbage, garlic, and spicy meals lovers dream.
If the phrases ferment, brine, and spiciness are catching you off guard, to not fear. I’m sharing a a lot tamer kimchi-inspired recipe in the present day. Let me clarify. Let’s break down the parts on this Kimchi Brussels Sprouts Salad.
- Shredded uncooked Brussels sprouts: Curious on easy methods to shred them? Use a meals processor, mandolin, or knife. Or, merely purchase them pre-shredded.
- Easy dressing: I dreamed up a kimchi-inspired dressing made with all acquainted elements that may take the place of the normal brine. Soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, and a pinch of purple pepper flakes are all you want for this easy and zesty dressing!
- Bacon and parmesan: The salad might be full at this level, however why not ship it excessive with some bacon crumbles and grated Parmesan? They’re principally staples of any Brussels sprout salad and shouldn’t be ignored even in an unconventional kimchi-inspired salad. The salty bacon and nutty parm add simply the correct quantity of texture and taste punch to the bottom of tangy, shredded sprouts.
- Fried egg: That is an optionally available ingredient. Within the unique posting of this recipe, I included a fried egg within the footage, however I made a decision to maintain it out this time to actually showcase the principle parts of the salad. Be aware: a drippy fried egg is 100% inspired as an addition to this salad.
Because it’s fall and Brussels sprouts are in season, give this distinctive and straightforward salad a strive! And for a whole meal, pair it with this Quick and Easy Bulgogi (Korean Beef) or Slow Cooker Korean Pulled Chicken.
And on one other observe, I’d prefer to say HI once more after a couple of months away from the weblog. I used to be busy making ready for a brand new child, having a child, and adjusting to life with a child and a pair of different youngsters. Now that we’ve all settled into considerably of a routine, I’m excited to be again within the kitchen. Over the subsequent few months, I’m excited to revive some previous recipes (like this one!) which were hiding within the archives and to create new cozy and comforting dishes that may get us via fall and winter!
Kimchi Brussels Sprouts Salad with Parmesan, Bacon, and a Drippy Egg
Serves: 6 servings
- 1½ kilos of Brussels sprouts
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 5 strips of cook dinner bacon, chopped into crumbles
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 to 2 eggs (optionally available)
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon purple pepper flakes
- ⅛ tsp fish sauce (optionally available)
- Prep the salad: Shred the Brussels sprouts utilizing your methodology of alternative. Place them in a big salad bowl. Add within the bacon bits, inexperienced onion and shredded Parmesan cheese.
- Make the dressing: Whisk all of the elements collectively in a bowl or shake in a jar.
- Assemble salad: Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss till absolutely mixed. If desired, fry an egg or two and place them on high of the salad.