Diva Tasting: Kimchi… Possibilities…

One of my favorite sides is Kimchi.  I looked an found some other things to do with it.  Enjoy the possibilities. Namaste, The Queen Cronista…
Things to do with Kimchi….
Kimchi’s caught fire! Yes, this Korean-style fermented cabbage is a spicy superfood. It’s a probiotic, too, so it’s good for you and for your gut microbes. To make kimchi, green cabbage is fermented with salt, garlic, ginger, onions, red chili powder, and fish sauce or anchovy paste. Kimchi is a great companion for Korean BBQ, of course. But it’s also a terrific addition to so many foods we love. Try it on grilled sandwiches! Add a spoonful of kimchi to green salads, breakfast scrambles, or hot dogs and burgers.
Kimchi Noodle Stir Fry
2 (7 Ounce) Packages Fresh Udon Noodles
1 1/2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
2 Strips Bacon, Chopped
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Kimchi
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil
4 Scallions, Diagonally Sliced
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook udon in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mix honey, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and rice vinegar in a bowl. Set sauce aside.
  3. Place bacon in a large pan and cook over high heat until fat is rendered but bacon is not yet crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add kimchi and garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce, udon noodles, and sesame oil; stir well. Remove from heat and transfer noodles to a plate. Top with scallions.
Kalbi-Style Braised Beef Enchilada
2 Pounds Beef Stew
1/4 Onion, Sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
1 (10.75 Ounce) Can Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Green Onions, Cut Into 2-Inch Pieces
2 Tablespoons White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 Cup Kimchi, Or To Taste
8 (6 Inch) Flour Tortillas
  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook beef until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir chicken broth, soy sauce, green onions, sugar, and sesame oil into the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until beef is tender, about 2 hours.
  3. Remove beef from the pot using a slotted spoon; Arrange beef on a dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Place a scoop of beef and some kimchi over each tortilla.

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