I have enough Kimchi for all my friends, now what?
My next door neighbors are from Korea and they bring over a 5 gallon ( maybe more) jar of home made kimchee rather frequently. We never even get half way through it! Please, any ideas/recipes of what to do to use it up would be greatly appreciated!!!
You could make a soup by adding a broth, the kimchee and some type of protein like chicken or shrimp
Kimchi jeon (Kimchi pancake - an egg/flour batter with pork, hot peppers, and green onions)
Kimchi jjigae (Kimchi stew with pork, tofu, peppers, and green onions)
Kimchi omu-rice (Kimchi fried rice with chopped meat [pork, chicken, or beef], carrot, potato, onion, etc, and wrapped in an omelet style egg wrap)
Kimchi bossam (Grilled, fried, or boiled pork belly wrapped in kimchi)
Dice some kimchi and use as a garnish on tacos, quesadillas, hot dogs, or burgers.
Add to omelets or scrambled eggs.
An add in to meat loaf.
As a wrap for grilled steak or pork.
hannaone covers pretty much all my bases (and then some), except that I also stuff it in the middle of omusubi / onigiri and use it in bindae duk (similar to kimchi jeon, except made with mung beans instead of wheat flour). this is the only recipe for bindae duk i've tried and it seems to work out well: http://kitschow.blogspot.com/2009/04/...
I'll also put in an extra plug for kimchi jichae. It's really easy to make and incredibly nice to eat when it's cold out. And since you're in Chicago... it *is* really good on hotdogs, no joke.
I had the same problem a while after making a family sized vat for my family of three (one if you consider that the SO and the dog don't eat kimchi). You'll eventually just start adding it to everything: sandwiches, pizzas, soups, breakfast cereal.
[hannaone's blog has solid recipes for most/all of the korean dishes he mentions.]