Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Recipes

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers - they are much appreciated.  Over the past week or so I have managed to try a few new recipes.  One was this chicken curry soup.

Although the soup was good, it would have been better with the addition of coconut milk.  I felt like it was missing something.

I also tried some buttermilk pancakes, which I will definitely make again.  You can find the recipe for them here.  I agree with the name of the recipe - these probably are the best buttermilk pancakes I have ever had. 

The other day I made a stop at our local Korean grocery store and picked up some kimchi and gochujang.  Those who know me well know that I loooooove kimchi.  I even made my own once.


I was bored this evening and decided to try whipping up some kimchi fried rice.  I started by frying up a few tablespoons of onion in peanut oil until it started to brown. 


I then added 1/4 cup chopped kimchi and cooked for a few minutes before adding one cup of cooked rice. 

I cooked this for about 4-5 minutes.  Meanwhile I fried an egg.  I removed the wok from the heat and stirred 1.5 T soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 chopped green onion into the rice.  I served it with the egg on top and a few heaping teaspoons of gochujang.

Have you made anything new lately?
Have you ever cooked with kimchi?


LoLy said...

WOW, it looks heavenly good :)
Thank you for sharing..
Have a wonderful day..


Kelly @ My Love Affair with Running said...

I made a delicious Healthy Seeded Nut Loaf - so delish!

LiveLoveNYC said...

this looks awesome! i have never cooked with kimchi and I love your adventurousness!! i need to try cooking with peanut oil I'm sure its wonderful!

Why am I here??? said...

You would make a better Korean daughter-in-law than me.....haha. I haven't even attempted to make kimchi. How did you discover your love for Korean food? I would have NEVER tried it had I not gone to Korea. In fact, I hated Korean food for the first 8 (or so) months I was in Korea.

Now I crave it....and miss paying $8 for a meal for two. SIGH ;(

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I have always loved trying new foods and restaurants, so when I found out that we had a Korean restaurant in the city, I had to go. I loved it the first time I tried it and crave it like crazy pretty much all the time.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I haven't made any new recipes lately, but I am hoping to make some next weekend. I copied down some recipes from my mom's Food Network magazine, so might try one of those!

I've never had Kimchi! But I think I would like it!

Kacy said...

Yum, it all looks great! I love kimchee fried rice.

Alli said...

Looks delish.

I made Haitian food this weekend (which I'll hopefully blog about today). I made two dishes, Griot, a pork dish and a condiment called Picklese which some people liken to kimchi.