A fun play on kimchi, Kimchi flavored Pineapple chunks. Eat it on it’s own. Add to wraps or salsa. Add to soup or salads.
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Kimchi flavored pineapple may seem like a recipe out of left field, but it really is going back to what I love. In the first place, it is a fun recipe, as well as being something I am unfamiliar with. Second, it is easy to make. Third, Pineapple Kimchi is so versatile. In fact I’ve made cocktails out of it. In addition my husband added it to salsa. Think of it like a condiment or salsa. You can add it to soups, salads, wraps. Not to mention eating it as a dip. Pineapple kimchi simply tickles me pink.
I first saw a recipe for pineapple kimchi on the Foodnetwork and was immediately enthralled. The main issue was finding ground gochugaru, Korean red chili flakes. I started with my local grocery store in the International section. Not surprisingly it was not there. I asked a gentleman working in that section if they had any and explained what I was making. He was just as tickled by the thought of pineapple kimchi as I was.
He took me to the spice section and pointed out gochujang powder. While gochujang powder was not exactly what I was looking for, I decided to take a chance and try it. Even better was that it was the grocery stores product. Who knew Korean spices were in such demand? Once at home, I set about making the pineapple kimchi. Quickly I realized I did not want to make it exactly as the recipe was written. Going with my gut, I adapted the recipe and crossed my fingers that the recipe would work. Lo and behold it worked. In fact, pineapple kimchi is scrumptious.
As far as my husband was concerned the recipe was a home run. So much so that I made another batch for him to take on a golf trip he was going on with a bunch of friends. Needless to say, he came back with the entire jar wiped out. My pineapple kimchi was a huge hit. Hooray! Try it yourself and bring a fun twist on Korean flavors to your kitchen.
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- 4 cups cubed pineapple
- ½ pear , chopped
- ¼ cup gocuhujang powder
- 2 tbsp . fish sauce
- 1 garlic clove , minced
- 1 tsp . minced ginger
Puree pear, gochujang powder, fish sauce, garlic and ginger in a blender until smooth.
Place pineapple cubes in a bowl. Stir in puree.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Will last in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
For a ¼ cup serving I calculated 2 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Adapted from Deuki Hong,
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