New and Unique Banchan Recipes?
I've been on a huge banchan kick lately and would like to add more of these little side dishes to my repertoire...these are things i've been doing...
gam jorim (stewed potatoes)
korean potato salad
seaweed & cucumber salad
spicy daikon shreds
bean sprout muchim
stir fried fish cake
marinated skate fish w/ vegetables
Any creative ideas for new and interesting banchan? I'm mostly looking for vegetable-based banchan...I'd even love to hear about any japanese side dishes...
In the Japanese vein, try a miso walnut dressing on steamed green beans or broccoli florets. Toast walnuts, reduce to paste in suribachi or mortar, add sugar, white (or whatever) miso to taste, mix thoroughly, then rice vinegar to taste, and thin with dashi or water to the consistency you like. Very nice side dish for winter, and easy.
You can also do this with sesame paste if you don't want to mess with the grinding. The flavor won't be quite as good but if you go with a fresh jar of Japanese sesame paste (the kind from toasted seeds) you'll have a good start. You can also sub shoyu if you don't care for miso, though that dressing's a bit more suited to warm weather, IMO.