Recipes: Kimchi Grilled Cheese and Kimchi Carbonara

Recipes: Kimchi Grilled Cheese and Kimchi Carbonara

Asian fusion is always popular, and it turns out it’s pretty straightforward to kimchi-fy your everyday comfort-food dishes

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lolleroll  lolleroll  on 7 Oct '20


Apart from actually making the kimchi (I’m not Korean enough for that yet!), incorporating it into my everyday comfort food has turned out to be pretty easy and straightforward and a great complement to my dishes.

Here are my recipes for kimchi grilled cheese and kimchi carbonara:

Kimchi grilled cheese


Kimchi grilled cheese

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices bread of your choice
  • handful of grated Cheddar cheese
  • small handful of kimchi
  • butter


Method:

  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Mix the cheese and kimchi in an ovenproof bowl and shove it into a hot oven (I put it into my mini toaster oven) until the cheese is melted (about 3–5 minutes).
  3. Spread the melted cheese mixture onto one slice of bread on the non-buttered side.
  4. Place the bread in a pan on medium heat, butter side down. Place the other slice of bread on top and flip the sandwich when the bottom looks golden brown.


Kimchi carbonara


Kimchi carbonara

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 225g linguine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 200ml cream
  • 60g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 strips bacon, chopped roughly
  • ½ small onion, chopped finely
  • 200g kimchi, chopped roughly
  • fresh parsley, chopped finely


Method:

  1. Boil the linguine according to packet instructions.
  2. Place the egg yolks into a bowl. Add the cream and mix well. Add the cheese and parsley and mix again.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain the pasta and place the hot cooked linguine into the egg mixture, mixing to coat.
  4. Heat a medium-sized pan and cook the bacon. The bacon will produce a lot of grease, so pour it out after the bacon is fully cooked, leaving the bacon in the pan.
  5. Add the onion and kimchi to the pan and heat for a short time on high heat (about 20–30 seconds).
  6. Add the pasta from step 3 into the pan and mix well over low heat. Add some pasta water if it gets too dry (I used about ⅓ cup of reserved water).


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