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Creamy Kimchi Pasta-Guest Post

December 4, 2014

I am delighted and excited to introduce you to my dear friend and fellow blogger, Jasline from Foodie Baker . Jasline is a Singaporean foodie who loves to cook, bake and travel! Her tag line is,  "Anyone can cook or bake" but really don't let her modest ways fool you. I will never forget her delicious Hainanese Chicken Rice , amusing little Piggy and Bunny Mooncakes  and  fun travels like Alishan Taiwan. Jasline has a little something for everyone.

I always have admired Jasline dishes as she is not afraid to border new culinary challenges. Today, she has brought to us something dear to my heart; a great delicious meal you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes that even those picky teenagers will love. My goodness just check out those gorgeous photos.!!! I just want to grab a bite through the screen! Please extend a warm hello and reach out to Jasline by Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter, Google + or smoke signal. Be sure to stop by her site at Foodie Baker and check out all of her delicious recipes.  For all my gluten free friends,  just go ahead and swap out with your favourite gluten free pasta.

I will be out of the country for a couple of weeks so I promise I will catch up with all of you upon my return. In the mean time, I promise your are going to love the upcoming guest posts on Bam's Kitchen.  Take Care, BAM

Creamy Kimchi Pasta

Hello! I'm Jasline from Foodie Baker and I'm extremely honoured and excited to be here today! Bobbi has been a great source of inspiration and I just love to read about her kitchen adventures with her always-hungry teenagers.

BAM Kitchen features a lot of simple, healthy and delicious recipes so to add on to the list, I'm sharing this Creamy Kimchi Pasta!

Kimchi is a Korean side dish that is served at every Korean meal. It is usually fermented and taste spicy and sour. The most common type of Kimchi available in the market is Baechu-kimchi, made with Napa cabbage.

Creamy Kimchi Pasta

Kimchi is low in calories, and high in fibre and nutrients. It is rich in vitamins, essential amino acids, minerals and even antioxidants! Now, don't you want to start eating kimchi now?

So the recipe I'm sharing today is a Korean-Western fusion plate of pasta, featuring crispy bacon, chewy mushrooms and crunchy kimchi in a light creamy sauce. Let me take you through on how to cook it!

fry the bacon

Hear the bacon sizzle! Fry the bacon until fat has been rendered and the bacon is crispy. (Bacon can be omitted if you are a vegetarian.)

saute the onion

Use some of the bacon fat and sauté the onion.

plenty of mushrooms!

Mushrooms can be swapped with all kinds of mushrooms - I used brown button here but shimeji, oyster or shiitake will work well too! Throw in some minced garlic as well.

some gochujang for colour and heat

Gochujang, a red pepper paste, is added for a bit of spicy kick. It can be substituted with tomato paste and chilli flakes if you can't find any gochujang.

add in the kimchi

Add in the gorgeous kimchi! I bought this from my local supermarket, I'm using the cabbage kimchi today!

add in some water

Add in a little water to create a bit of broth and combine all the flavours together.

stir in the cream

When the sauce has reduced, stir in the cream.

toss in the spaghetti

Toss the al-dente pasta in the sauce.

Creamy Kimchi Pasta

Plate the pasta, sprinkle with the crispy bacon and freshly chopped spring onion, and serve immediately!

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Creamy Kimchi Pasta-Guest Post

By HWC Magazine  , ,   

December 4, 2014

Author: Jasline from http://www.foodiebaker.com

 

  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager

Ingredients

pasta - spagetti 150 to 180 grams

bacon - 4 strips

onion - 1/2 large peeled and chopped

garlic - 2 cloves, peeled and minced

mushrooms - 100 grams sliced

kimchi - 200 grams

water - 100 ml

korean red pepper paste (gochujang) - 1-2 tablespoons

cream - 50 ml

sugar or sugar alternative - to taste

spring onions - freshly chopped spring onions for garnish

Directions

1Boil a large pot of water and season lightly with salt. Cook the pasta until just before al dente (pasta will finish cooking in the sauce).

2Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Dice the bacon and cook it over medium to medium-low heat, until the fat has rendered and the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. Drain the bacon fats until there is about 1 tablespoon of bacon fat left.

3Add in the chopped onion and sauté over medium heat until onion has softened and became translucent. Add in the garlic and mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms have softened.

4Add in kimchi, water and gochujang. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer until the sauce has reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

5Stir in cream and taste. If it's too spicy, add in a little sugar. Add in pasta and heat through.

6Serve, sprinkled with the crispy bacon and chopped spring onions.

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  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Creamy kimchi pasta sounds SO good! I’m so glad you shared this with us. I love meeting new people.

  • Hi Bobbi, thank you so much for inviting me over to share a guest post! Have a safe trip and take care!

    • Thank you for the wonderful post! This recipe is fantastic,my boys loved it and they like it spicy, of course. Wishing you a wonderful week. Let’s touch base upon my return to Asia. Take care, BAM

  • Hi Jasline, it’s great to meet you! This dish is something I could devour every single day! I love that it’s so quick and easy and the flavours and textures are fabulous. I’m off to visit your blog for more 🙂

  • shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    Oh heavens – Jasline, Bobbie wasn’t kidding when she said your pictures will make us wanna grab a mouthful – amazing photos – I so wish I had a scratch and taste monitor! What a wonderful dish – thanks so much for sharing!

  • This looks so delicious! It has a lot of my favorite things in it–bacon, mushrooms, onions…must taste wonderful! 🙂

  • kitchenriffs

    Bam, travel safely! And have a great time, wherever you’re going. Jasline, I totally love the idea of kimchi pasta! Never would have thought of this — such an interesting dish. Thanks for a great guest post.

  • This looks delicious! I wouldn’t think to use kimchi this way so I’m glad for the suggestion. The bacon is a sure winner and I just want to grab that big bowl!

  • Eha

    Hello Jasline – What a delightful fusion! Korea and ‘kimchee’ do go hand-in-hand but your dish is such fun! Will be tried soonest!! First: Bobbi: glad you are able to travel: all the very, very best!! Second: Jasline, although’ I am ‘working’ in horrid circumstances [lightning strikes having wiped out all the phone/computer systems here] I hope to be able to travel to your site!!!

    • Hi Eha thank you, hope you will like it! Oh no I hope all the systems will “get well” soon!

  • This one looks so delicious! it’s interesting to add cream into kimchi but it sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to try this trick soon! 🙂

    • Hi Maggie, nice knowing you! It’s quite an interesting and delicious combination, let me know how it goes when you’ve tried it out! 🙂

  • Hi Jasline, It is a pleasure to meet you,and this dish looks divine!

  • Hi Adri, it’s nice knowing you too! Thank you for the compliments!

  • hotlyspiced

    This is a great looking family meal. I haven’t cooked much with kimchi but I’d better fix that as I’m seeing more and more recipes where kimchi is an ingredient. I’m sure this is a pasta dish everyone in my family would love – we’re big fans of mushrooms xx

    • Hi Charlie! Thank you, I hope you will get to try it out soon and like it as much as we do! 🙂

  • Take care my friend, we will see you when you come home 😀
    I really like Jasline’s blog and her kimchi pasta looks wonderful! The flavours have a definite kick!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • This is my kind of meal!! Looks great. Have a wonderful trip!

  • Nice to see Jasline here 🙂
    Very interesting recipe, it never came to my mind making something creamy and pair it with Kimchi, very creative.
    Nice recipe I bet that tasted amazing!

  • Jasline, what a wonderful dish! I’ve never been a kimchi lover, but this looks AND sounds fabulous! Have a great journey Bam. And a great holiday!

  • Excellent and interesting dish, Jasline! Never thought Kimchi could go well with pasta like this! Thanks for sharing your recipe to us!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • I’m no stranger when it comes to kimchi as it is one of my favorites. Now, kimchi with pasta and bacon? That’s interesting and I’m sure I would love the flavor. Nice guest post BAM and nice to meet you Jasline. 🙂

  • Buon viaggio, BAM! You certainly chose your guest blogger well. This is a completely new pasta dish for me, Jasline, and I bet it’s delicious.

  • Very nice to meet you Jasline and you take delicious pictures! I had kimchi fried rice today, and I can eat kimchi pasta tomorrow. Carb loving me will be so happy. 😀

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