My Korean next door neighbor just delivered about a 4 gallon jar of homemade kimchee.....does anyone have a recipe for kimchi jigae ?
First you should wait until your kimchi gets very ripe. New kimchi doesn't make for good chigae because you want it to be acidic. Basically, you stir-fry it with some pork, add water and let it boil, then simmer over medium-to-low heat for about 20 minutes. You can add Korean soup stock or dried anchovies for some depth. I think some people add Korean dried chili powder to make it more spicy. You can add tofu. This is the basic recipe.
--I'm not sure how to get the pork really tender. Maybe use a fatty cut and let it cook over low heat a lot longer? I often use canned tuna in place of pork, just adding drained tuna near the end of cooking. This is a very college student thing to do. And I will add an egg yolk. But I'd be interested if anyone knows how to make it w/very tender pieces of pork. That's the best kind.