Kimchi offers an unlimited canvas on which to paint different flavors. Use any crunchy fresh vegetable or tweak the paste by varying the amount of ginger, garlic, fish sauce, and red peppers to customize the taste exactly to your liking.
This lactofermented garlic is buttery and smooth. The fermentation process takes away the fire and heat of raw garlic and leave a rich flavor. Great for adding flavor to any dish and for warding off cold and flu bugs!
Instead of soaking the mustard seeds in the traditional wine, beer or vinegar, choosing whey or pickle brine (such as from making dill pickles) introduces the health benefit and keeping qualities of lactic acid bacteria into your condiment.
When you go to all the effort to make a condiment from scratch, you want it to have some legs. It should last at least a few weeks; even better a couple of months. Let me introduce you to the art of culturing.