Green Onion Kimchi (Pa kimchi)


2 bunches of fresh green onions 1/2 cup Korean red pepper flakes (gochugaru) 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon grated ginger 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sesame oil Optional: 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion or green onion for additional flavor


Prepare the Green Onions: Trim the roots and any wilted parts of the green onions. Cut them into manageable lengths, usually around 4 inches.


Brine the Green Onions: Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl of water. Soak the green onions in the brine for about 30 minutes. This helps remove impurities and adds a slight crunch to the final dish.


Rinse and Drain: Rinse the green onions under cold water to remove excess salt. Drain them thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.