25 April 2005

La Vie en Orange...

This is my first contribution to IMBB, hosted this month by Foodgoat. In fact I only just discovered there was such a thing, blogging newbie that I am. Fortunately, my food ESP must have been on this weekend as I made some righteous orange food! Please see the the Kimchi Mania post below... I promise to make a proper, conscious contribution next time! Oh yeah, the recipes: (Note - this is 'throw it in a pot until you see something you like' cuisine so these are only guidelines)

Kimchee Pajon
  • Pajon mix (from Asian market)
  • Water
  • Kimchi
  • Vegetables cut into julienne (I used red peppers and courgettes 'cause that's what was in my fridge!)
  • Spring onions
Mix all the ingrdients together well. Heat a few tablespoons of oils in a frying pan. If you are on a diet, don't make this! Seriously though, you need enough oil to get a nice crisy edge on the pajon or it's not as much fun. When the oil is quite hot, pour in a ladle full of mix and tilt the pan around to make a pancake. Repeat until mix is used up, then chow down!

Dipping Sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Rice vinegar
  • Water
  • Toasted sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients together to taste and serve with pajon, yum...

Kimchi jigae
  • 1/2 can of Spam, cut into thick matchsticks
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • A handful of mushrooms, sliced
  • Green veg as desired (I like a couple of handfuls of spinach, but the okra was good too.)
  • A good cupful of Kimchi that's gone a bit sour plus its juice
  • 2 cups of stock if you have it, water + stock cube if you don't
  • 1/2 block of tofu, cubed
  • 100-200g glass noodles or duk (rice cakes)
  • 1 couple of spring onions, shredded
Stir fry the Spam and garlic until brown (No oil needed). Add the mushrooms and greens, then the kimchi and fry a couple minutes more. Then comes the kimchi juice, stock and tofu. Let it bubble for about 5-10 minutes, taste for seasoning then add the glass noodles and cook until these are ready. Dish up, top with spring onions and tuck in! Be prepared to sweat, it's good for ya!


sarah said...

girl, you know pah-jun is like one of my ATF (all time favorite) things?!?! actually, hae-mool pah-jun - which i am going to make this weekend for the first time!!!

Vivilicious said...

Hi Sarah!
Me love Pajon long time too.... Good luck with your hae-mool version, let us know how it turns out so we can salivate!

Evil Jonny said...

Oh wow, you're really going crazy with this Spam thing. ;-)