Give your day-after-Thanksgiving sandwich a modern update with global ingredients. The robust flavors of nutty sesame oil, tangy-garlicky- pungent kimchi, and salty-sweet white miso give your palate a wel- come change of pace. The sandwich also feeds your gut healthy probiotics (kimchi, yogurt, and miso) plus pre- biotics (whole-grain bread) to keep the good bacteria well fed.
Our Asian-inspired nachos are wildly flavorful with a tangy kick from kimchi. Kimchi is a spicy Korean condiment that is often fermented and aged, delivering gut-healthy probiotics. Assemble the nachos on a baking sheet, and then deliver them straight to the table for easy serving and fun presentation. You can use shredded rotisserie chicken or shrimp instead of ground pork. In place of melted cheese, we use a chili-spiked yogurt sauce that helps bind all of the toppings to the chips.
Brown Rice Noodle Bowls with Tofu, Pork, and Kimchi
Consider this a ramen-ish bowl. Though it uses rice noodles instead of wheat noodles, that broth is drink-it-down good. And the little bits of browned pork? Yeah, those add just the right hit of meaty chew.
8 of 11Photo: Alison Miksch Styling: Lindsey Lower
Kimchi Yogurt Dressing
We love the crunchy, near-tingly texture and umami-rich flavor of kimchi, a spicy Korean vegetable side dish that's created by mixing cabbage and other veggies with garlic, ginger, chili peppers, and fish sauce. The mixture is then set aside to ferment, a process that adds a belly-full of health benefits to its profile.
Kimchi's spice and puckery tartness make it difficult for some people to eat by itself, so we've blended it with yogurt in this recipe for a tart-tangy combination that does wonders for roasted veggies, eggs, and wilted greens. Bonus: yogurt + kimchi = double the good bugs.
We capitalized on the Big Apple's mash-up cooking, swapping sauerkraut for spicy Korean fermented cabbage. By using a smartly portioned mix of corned and roast beef, we lower sodium and make a sandwich you can enjoy without unhinging your jaw.
A simple 8-ingredient marinade, made with mostly pantry staples, brings out the vibrant flavor of these chops. Pair with kimchi-style slaw for a flavorful duo and a quick-cooking dinner solution, ready in about 40 minutes (including a 25-minute marinade).
11 of 11Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Korean Barbecue Burgers
Shake up burger night with this unique sweet-and-salty creation. Add even more flavor by changing up the toppings; try spicy kimchi or sriracha, or crunchy Napa cabbage or water chestnuts. Serve with small plates of kimchi, pickles, and noodles for a more authentic Korean experience.