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 persons
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 paprika (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 paprika in small pieces.
Mix minced garlic, chopped spring onions, grated ginger, sambal oelek, fish sauce, paprika and sugar with sauerkraut. Toss well and let it season in a cool place for about 1-2 hours before serving.