Cucumber Kimchi (Oi Kimchi)
Someone mentioned cucumber kimchi in comments over at a Reddit food thread and I promised to look into it. There are a fair number of recipes out there and I happened onto this one as much by accident as anything. Well, the “quick” in the title caught my eye. LOL! Naturally I ignored parts of the directions and cut the cukes into spears rather than the half-moons. I used the long skinny English cucumbers because the only other option was the regular salad cukes with the big seeds in the core. These are delicious! There is a hint of heat but even Mrs J ate them without complaint.Just a word about the red peppers in these kimchi dishes. Although the red pepper flakes common in American recipes will substitute in a pinch, I don’t think you can do better than going ahead and buying a bag of the real thing – gochugaru. I bought a big bag at the Asian foods specialty store and keep it in a zip bag in the freezer. Amazon has plenty of choices. I wonder how this is on a pizza? I bet awesome!
Posted on March 22, 2013, in Fun with Food, JeffreyW, Recipes and tagged cucumber kimchi, Korean cuisine, oi kimchi, red pepper powder. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Cucumber Kimchi (Oi Kimchi).