Kimchi nabe

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Preparation Time1 hour

Serves4-5 people or a small army

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20 oz Kimchi
2 tblspn sesame oil
1 tblspn sugar
4 cups soup stock
1/2 tspn Kojichan
1/4 head cabbage
1/4 lb leaks
1 whole sweet onion
1 bunch enoki mushrooms
1 lb bacon
two packages firm tofu
1 green bell pepper
1 lb uncooked shrimp
1/4 lb w/out shells oysters
one loaf or bag of rolls bread

1. Put the kimchi in a large frying pan and fry it for 3-4 minutes with a couple tablespoons sesame oil and about a tablespoon of sugar

2. Transfer to large crock pot. Add your soup stock. It doesn't matter whether it's beef or chicken. I just prefer beef. In Japan they actually use miso soup stock. Bring to a gentle boil. Shell and rinse your oysters.

3. While things are heating up, chop your whole onion into four large sections and separate the rings. Finely chop your red chillies. Cut your green bell pepper to taste. Throw things in as you go. You should cut your leaks into small pieces. Depending on how many people you're serving and how much you like cabbage, you may want to use one quarter or all of a cabbage. For a batch so big you'd need a whole cabbage, remember you'll probably need 2-3 medium sized jars of kimchi to get the flavor right.

4. Cut the base off your bunch of enoki mushrooms and rinse thoroughly. Allow to soak in cold water until it's time to add them. Cut your tofu blocks into bite-size chunks.

5. Taste your broth. Nabe of all kinds is kind of like Asian stew. Everyone has their own tastes and methods. Add what you want here.

6. Just before the vegetables are done, you should add your seafood, pork and tofu.

7. Boil until the shrimp is bright pink.

8. Serve in large bowls with chop sticks and bread of any kind for dipping. If you're going gluten free, don't eat the bread, obviously :-)

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Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Amanda said...

Ooops, the Kojichan is what I add at step five for my spicy tastes.

Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Amanda said...

The red chillies are optional too.

Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Daniel Bingham said...

Need to add editing. Also need to try this recipe :D

Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Amanda said...

Yeah, editing would be awesome! Nabe is a wonderful thing.

Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Amanda said...

Oh, I forgot that when you're making this you just add water to make it more of a soup when you're boiling stuff together. Really, it just depends on the person and what you're putting in your Nabe. Very much open to interpretation. Be brave! Throw things in that sound good.

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