Ways to use Kimchi to make foods taste even better Italian Cuisine meets Korean Cuisine

Ways to use Kimchi to make foods taste even better
Italian Cuisine meets Korean Cuisine

Kimchi can be used in all types of dishes

Kimchi is best known in its original form- as a spicy, fermented vegetable side dish made with cabbages or other types of vegetables depending on one’s preference. Kimchi not only makes an excellent accompaniment to all kinds of food it is also the main recipe for several popular dishes in Korea which include: Kimchi soup (kimchijigae), Kimchi pancakes (Kimchi jeon), Fried kimchi rice, etc. It can make a great addition to western food recipes such as Frittatas, Omelettes, Sandwiches, Dumplings and many more.

Kimchi adds a new twist to original recipes
  • Developing new dishes that use kimchi are currently trending in the global cuisine. Various new kimchi dishes are increasing not only in Korea, but also in international cuisines. Frittata, as mentioned above, can be adapted with the addition of Kimchi to its original recipe. Similar to omelettes, Frittata is a traditional Italian dish that commonly contains diced vegetables, meat, cheese, pasta, etc. Kimchi adds a spicy and crunchy touch to the original Frittata dish giving it a unique yet delicious twist.
    Provided below is the recipe for ‘Kimchi Frittata’
  • Ingredients (Serves 6): 1/2 pound of thick bacon, 1½cup of Shiitake mushrooms, two cloves of garlic, 1/2 of Ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1½ teaspoon of Red Pepper Paste, 1 cup of Kimchi, 1 cup of Cold rice, 1 spoon of Kimchi juice, 1 cup of pea shoots, 7 eggs, 2 spoonfuls of milk, Grapeseed oil or olive oil
Bacon Kimchi Frittata


  1. Warm a 10-inch Oven-Safe Skillet in mid-high heat and cook bacon until slightly crisp. Add mushrooms and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring. Add garlic, ginger, ¼ teaspoon of salt, red pepper paste and fry.
  2. Squeeze the juice and water from the kimchi and dice into small pieces. Fry the kimchi in the skillet for 1 minute. Keep the heat on high and add the rice. Continue stirring. Make sure everything is mixed well with the rice and add the kimchi juice and pea shoots. Cook until the leaves of the pea shoots barely wilt
  3. In a Large mixing bowl, mix ¼ teaspoon of salt, eggs, milk and stir well. Once the fried bacon and vegetables are cooled, add these to the bowl and mix well
  4. Lightly grease and warm the skillet in mid-high heat. Add all the ingredients and turn the skillet around to make sure the ingredients are evenly placed. Cook for around 1 minute, and run the eggs down to the bottom of the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Heat the oven to 400℉ and place the skillet in the middle of the oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  6. To prevent overcooking the frittata, turn on the broiler and cook for another 1-3minutes. Once the frittata is lightly browned at the top, remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Source : The Kitchn (www.thekitchin.com)

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