[Cover photo by Debloves2cook.] Cooking for a crowd—one of a series of More and Merrier cookbooks, which also include Appetizers , Beverages , Breads , Breakfast , Desserts , Main Dishes , Salads & Relishes and Soup .
I decided to post this because none of the other Kim Chi recipes have a key ingredient that all Korean women I know use: pul, or rice water. I have made kim chee with many different Korean women who come from all over South Korea. I have never made Kim Chee the same way twice, even when I've made it more than once with the same woman. Like good Korean cooks, these women never measure, and I never have either, so the amounts listed are estimates. The taste buds are the ultimate judges, so taste a little of the Kim Chee before you've mixed it all up. Read the entire recipe for tips before buying ingredients. Good luck!
Lots of vegetables gives this sauce a meat sauce look but isn't. I had friends come over while it was cooking and taste it a thought it was a meat sauce. I great way to get a variety of vegetables into your family without the I don't like that veggie! This freezes well so you can divide into freezer bags for future use (if it lasts). Use on pasta, in stew, bean dishes, top a pizza, or in soups. This can make this on your stove top as well.
I got this recipe from Ohio magazine and an article about Amish cooking. It says cream cheese is the secret ingredient, and if you aren't having a dinner party then you can divide the recipe in half easily. This has gone over well at my large family dinners, so far nobody has left it on their plate.
A traditional dish from Cape Cod from an old cookbook that would have required long cooking on the stove. Nowadays, the crockpot would be the appliance of choice. Overnight soaking time not included. From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947