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Pear Kimchi

Pear Kimchi

I recently became aware of a Korean restaurant here in Toronto called Swish by Han that has an item on the menu that immediately caught my attention, a pear kimchi salad with blue cheese. I am a big fan of kimchi, but I had never even thought about making a kimchi with something like pears but I could just image how good a sweet and spicy pear kimchi would be. I went with a slightly modified version of my normal kimchi recipe which has an amazing combination of savoury flavours. Where the cabbage kimchi recipe calls for letting the kimchi sit out a room temperature for a few days to kick start the fermentation process I only let this pear kimchi sit for a half a day let the flavours come out and then I chilled it before serving it. The pear kimchi was a great success! Sweet pears go really well in in a spicy kimchi sauce and I could hardly resist eating it all with a spoon even before trying it in the salad as planned!

Pear Kimchi

A quick Korean pear kimchi that is and amazing combination of sweet and spicy.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean chili pepper flakes)
  • 1/2 Asian pear, grated
  • 2 tablespoons daikon radish, grated
  • 2 tablespoons carrot, grated
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce, or soy sauce for a vegetarian version
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 large pears, peeled, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
Directions
  1. Mix everything but the pears.
  2. Mix the pears into the mixture.
  3. Cover and let at room temperature for half a day.
  4. Store in fridge and enjoy chilled.

Use in:
Pear Kimchi and Blue Cheese Salad

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7 comments:

Sandra said...

This sounds wonderful as always Kevin. New kimchi idea for you....Deviled Eggs with Kimchi, Bacon and Mint. Sounds odd but really, really good. And you've inspired me to make my own instead of buying at PAT.

Cheers!

Sandra
http://foodiemom-torontobites.blogspot.com/2011/04/deviled-eggs-with-kimchi-bacon-yum-yum.html

Jules said...

I cannot wait to make this! I love kimchi - It's my absolute favorite but I have never heard of it being made from pears! Interesting concept but sound amazing!!

Juliesmeltingpot.com

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very original and surely delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Mika said...

Your recipe are always so brilliant...you are a genius...And I love your use of leftovers and the fact that you use the same ingredient for different recipes...and they are always so rich and tasty as I like...thanks for sharing this

Ana Powell said...

I love all your dishes.
I have never seen Asian pears must look for them as I really want to make this delightful dish.
Have a great week ♥

Kevin said...

Ana Powell: This would work with pretty much any pear as long as it a bit on the firmer side.

Donna said...

Awesome. I just made Kimchi for the first time and I also have 2 boxes of Seckel Pears. I had an insiration to make pear Kimchi to. I went online to find some one else has thought of that. So cool. Now I know I can make Pear Kimchi. Thanks.

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