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Cauliflower and Collard Kimchi

Caroline Hwang

“This is a different take on kimchi, but my mom always taught me you can kimchi almost anything.”

1. First, make the basic kimchi mix. Bring ½ cup of water to a simmer in a small saucepan and slowly whisk in the rice flour (whisk vigorously the entire time to make sure the flour doesn’t clump). Remove from the heat and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, blitz the bell pepper and Fuji apple in a powerful blender or food processor until smooth. Remove to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir in the cooled water-flour mixture and whisk to combine. Use immediately or cover and let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour for a fuller, redder color.

3. To make the kimchi, sprinkle the coarse salt over the cauliflower and collards; let sit at room temperature for 1 hour, tossing frequently. Drain excess liquid, rinse 3 times, and squeeze out excess water.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the scallions, basic kimchi mix, and caraway seeds until thoroughly combined.

5. Toss the cauliflower and collards with the kimchi mixture until well coated. Transfer to a fermentation crock and let sit at room temperature for 2 to 3 days in a cool, dry place.

6. Move the kimchi to the fridge, where it can be stored for up to 1 month.