F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Quick Cucumber Kimchi
© John Kernick

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 2 1/2 cups
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Traditional Korean kimchi usually involves tossing vegetables with garlic, salt, chiles and other flavorings and letting them ferment for days. Bill Kim marinates these cucumbers for just two hours, so they’re still crisp.

Slideshow: Cucumber Recipes

  1. 2 pounds Kirby cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  2. Kosher salt
  3. 1/4 cup untoasted sesame oil
  4. 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  5. 2 tablespoons finely chopped Thai or sweet basil
  6. 2 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean coarse red pepper powder; see Note)
  7. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  8. 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  10. 1/2 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
  1. In a colander, toss the sliced cucumbers with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse the cucumbers and drain well.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers with all of the remaining ingredients and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Season the kimchi with salt and serve.
Notes Gochugaru is available at Korean markets and at hmart.com.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.