This is a recipe for a basic napa cabbage kimchi. I have been making different kinds of kimchi for the past several years. It has taken several batches to find the right combination that my family likes. While it is much easier to just buy it from the korean market, there is nothing like homemade kimchi that is made with love and care. This is a rough recipe. Making kimchi is a method, not a strict recipe. Also, please note that it is important to find the best ingredients you can find. Mediocre ingredients lead to mediocre results. I find that the overnight salting is less wasteful and keeps the kimchi crunchier longer. It sounds like it takes a long time, but active prep time is probably about 1 to 1 1/2 hours since the cabbage does a lot of the work while you are sleeping.
I haven't purchased tartar sauce in many years. We do not like any hint of sweetness, preferring the combination of dill pickle, lemon, onion and Worcestershire to flavor the sauce. This will keep a long time in the refrigerator.
Note to World Tour participants - this recipe is included in the British category. Similar sauce recipes (making the mayonnaise from scratch, of course) go back to Medieval times, and have been found in British books as early as 1685. It's also wonderful served with fish and chips, if you aren't very fond of malt vinegar.
I love this Chinese sauce - all different variations. This should be called the Asian Pesto Sauce for it's versatility and taste. It is excellent dipping sauce for simply poached or grilled chicken, poached or steamed fish and my very favorite, with crab or boiled prawns. I spread this sauce and eat away! The oil is heated to smoking and poured over the seasonings to develop their taste and fragrance loved by all Asians. Yes, it is salty by itself. You can also use this as a condiment for soups. Great in ramen too.
I'm not sure where my brother got this recipe, but it is packed full of flavor and worthy of restaurants. My brother uses freeze dried herbs in this recipe, but I would assume fresh herbs would be just as wonderful. This olive oil dip is perfect for any crusty type artisan bread. Hope you enjoy!
I haven't tried this, but it's supposed to be a great dipping sauce for Vietnamese-style fresh spring rolls. I found it on the Kitchen Chick blog, and it is apparently adapted from "Foods of Vietnam" by Nicole Routhier. If you are gluten-free you can find gluten-free hoisin sauces made by brands such as Kame or Premier Japan.
Dipping warm, crusty breads in olive oil and balsamic is big thing in California. Here is a great recipe for a dip to keep on hand. Stored in an airtight container and refrigerated, this mixture should last at least 6 months. I like to add crushed red pepper flakes to spice things up!
I was looking for a really good Pico de Gallo salsa. I came upon this fabulous Chilean version (Pebre) in the Moosewood cookbook. Apparently this is Chile's most popular side dish and is served with every meal. Awesome just with chips or with anything you'd serve with salsa.
I've been making this sauce since 1988. My son, David, loved it and I've been making it ever since. Add some to almost any savoury dish. It's especially good to serve at the table when only some like it HOT!! Use the same recipe with less chillis and even children will enjoy it.
I don't know if you have ever been to Chicago, but should you go, have a bite of heaven and come to the Fairmont Hotel's Aria restaurant. It's expensive, but it's the best dinner you'll ever have. After I noticed the lack of seasoning mixes here, I figured I'd share this spice mix. It's for beef roasts, brisket, even steaks! I broke it down to teaspoons (originally the measurements were in cups) Enjoy!
My boyfriend and I had the most fantastic pizza in Italy during our travels, even the takeaway stuff is fantastic. Through trial and error (and expanding waistlines) we think that I've found a good approximation of a home-made pizza sauce we had in Cassino when we went down there for the 60th commemorations last year.
This is a lightly Smokey spicy dark smooth sauce that's finger licking GREAT! Wonderful on chicken, I also used it in my pulled pork. Make a great sandwich! Add to a pot of baked beans.....
Make a bunch and can for gifts!
This is a great tartar sauce to go with fish, seafood, sandwiches or even on baked potatoes. I got the inspiration for it from "The Essential Seafood Cookbook" by Murdoch Books, but I tweaked it a fair bit too! I prefer to use my Recipe #207860, but most whole egg mayos will do the job. You can vary the amounts depending on taste, but it's very hard to mess it up, even when you forget an ingredient or two, as I often do!
I don't care for the chunky salsa so even before I started making my own, I would always run a jar of bottled salsa through the food processor or blender to break it down. I started experimenting earlier this year and have finally found a recipe that we all like and that I can consistently repeat. If you prefer a chunky salsa, I would suggest doing a rough chop on the onion, pepper and cilantro, then add the tomatoes and blend to the consistency you prefer. Cooking time is time in refrigerator for blending of flavors.