I have already mentioned that I’m not a friend of very hot dishes and I still have to practice eating these, but if you like both sauerkraut and spicy tastes this kimchi really is a good side dish for meat or fish.
Sambal oelek is a chili paste which you can also make yourself, but since this kimchi was just a first try I didn’t even think to make it myself but I rather bought it from a store. Also the fish sauce needed in this dish can be found from well-equipped stores.
PORTION: 6 servings
TIME TO MAKE: 15 minutes
- 400 gr of sauerkraut spiced with garlic
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 shafts of spring onion
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon of sambal oelek paste (or to your taste)
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- ½ of red bell pepper (just for colour)
Put the sauerkraut in a suitably sized bowl.
Peel and mince the garlic cloves. Chop the spring onion shafts.
Peel the ginger. You can grate it if you have a very sharp grater. Ginger is quite fibrous and therefore I have found grating a bit too troublesome and due to that I have rather minced it with a knife.
Cut the bell pepper in small pieces.
Mix minced garlic, chopped spring onions, grated ginger, sambal oelek, fish sauce, bell pepper and sugar with sauerkraut. Toss well and let it season in a cool place for about 1-2 hours before serving.
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