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Michelle Obama's simple kimchi recipe

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Get this recipe courtesy of Michelle Obama and the White House Blog.


2 Heads Napa Cabbage, washed
1 Cup Kosher Salt
1 TBSP Fish Sauce, any brand (could skip for a vegetarian)
1 TBSP Minced Fresh Ginger
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 TBSP Turbinado Sugar
1 Small White Radish (Daikon Japanese Radish) , sliced paper thin
1 Bunch Scallion, sliced
5 Thai Chilies, or 5 TBSP Korean Dried Chili Powder


1. Cut the Napa Cabbage into 1-inch slices.  Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with the Kosher salt.  Mix with your hands and set aside in the refrigerator overnight.

2. Rinse the salt from the leaves and squeeze [out] as much moisture or excess liquid [as you can].  [In a bowl], mix in the rest of the ingredients [with the cabbage].  Place in an airtight jar (mason jar works well) and store in the refrigerator.

3. The pickle should be ready in about four days.

To learn more about fermented foods and why you should eat them, read this blog entry from The Cheese slave.

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