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How to make mak (everyday) kimchi

Learn how easy making kimchi at home is. Follow these simple steps and basic ingredients and you'll have a constant supply of spice and probiotics with reach in your fridge.

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INGREDIENTS
Quarter the cabbage and core

Quarter the cabbage and core

Cut each quarter into 2" by 1" pieces

Cut each quarter into 2" by 1" pieces

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage with the salt.

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage with the salt.

Mix thoroughly with your hands so the salt is well distributed.

Mix thoroughly with your hands so the salt is well distributed.

Set aside for about 50 minutes. Lightly rinse the cabbage to remove any traces of salt and drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes.

Set aside for about 50 minutes. Lightly rinse the cabbage to remove any traces of salt and drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes.

In the meantime, mix garlic, ginger, fish sauce,  and sugar until a paste forms.

In the meantime, mix garlic, ginger, fish sauce, and sugar until a paste forms.

Mix in the chile peppers and let the paste combine for 15 minutes so the flavors meld.

Mix in the chile peppers and let the paste combine for 15 minutes so the flavors meld.

In a large bowl, mix the green onions, yellow onion, the seasoning paste, and the drained cabbage.

In a large bowl, mix the green onions, yellow onion, the seasoning paste, and the drained cabbage.

Add the seasoning paste and mix until it's thoroughly incorporated.

Add the seasoning paste and mix until it's thoroughly incorporated.

Like this.

Like this.

Pack tightly into a quart glass jar pressing down to make sure it's firmly packed. Add 1/4 cup water into the mixing bowl and swirl to get all the remaining seasoning paste and pour into the jar.

Pack tightly into a quart glass jar pressing down to make sure it's firmly packed. Add 1/4 cup water into the mixing bowl and swirl to get all the remaining seasoning paste and pour into the jar.

Set aside for 3 days at room temperature. The cabbage will expand as it ferments so be sure to place the jar on a plate.

Set aside for 3 days at room temperature. The cabbage will expand as it ferments so be sure to place the jar on a plate.

After 3 days, the kimchi is ready to consume! Refrigerate whatever remains and enjoy for up to 6 months. You'll notice the the flavora and texture will take on complexity as it evolves.

  • 2.0lb Napa cabbage
  • 2.0Tbsp Salt
  • 2.0tsp Minced garlic
  • 2.0tsp Finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2.0Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1.0tsp Sugar
  • 3.0Tbsp Korean chile pepper flakes
  • 4.0 Green onions, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1/4c Yellow onion, thinly sliced