I’ve been binge watching The Mind of a Chef. Something caught my eye on his episode Rotten.
He pureed some beautiful looking Kimchi. Wait whhhhhat?
I picked up our run-of-the-mill Kimchi, found everywhere here in California and brought it home to re-create that beautiful relish I saw on TV last night.
Um, yeah. Not so beautiful was my version. I refuse to throw out a $5 jar of Kimchi, so I got creative.
I make my own bloody mary mix and I really enjoy tequila as the alcohol of choice in this drink.
Why not make it a fermented bloody maria? Why not? We all know that fermented foods have tons of health benefits right?
So, if you are so inclined, and perhaps a little adventurous seek out Kimchi, good quality is highly recommended and make yourself a Sunday starter.
Fermented Bloody Maria
You will need:
2 ounces of tequila
1/2 lime juiced, and a lime garnish
2 tablespoons of pureed Kimchi
Red pepper flakes to your taste
Bloody Mary Mix (this is mine)
1 4oz can of tomato paste
4 cans of water from the tomato paste can
Worcestershire sauce this is to your taste, I like a lot
Vinegar from a hot pepper jar, again to your taste
Celery salt (be generous but not overbearing)
Salt and pepper if you choose, taste taste taste
Blend blend blend
In your glass:
In goes the ice, lime juice, the tequila, red pepper flakes and Kimchi
Top off with your bloody mary mix and squeeze a lil more lime in there
Garnish with a side of bacon, hamburger, fried eggs, olives, a salmon- whatever you want to put on a stick.
Great way to start Sunday my friends!