Recipes and general tips for using my special blend seasoning salts to make a really simple yet incredibly delicious meal!
Why Seoul BBQ and Korean Chili Salt
Why? Well, because I have always wanted to share how amazing Korean salt is and with this blend, you can also make super delicious foods simply and easily!!!
First, let me share something with you…. do you think I cook a full elaborate Korean meal every day or almost every day? Well, certainly not every day but I used to cook a full meal quite often.
The first year or two during the pandemic, I cooked a lot because it was a way to keep us happy and entertained. I started making all sorts of labor-intensive but delicious foods like makgeolli, tteok cakes, regular and gluten free sourdough breads, ciabbata, korean homemade noodles, dumplings and more.
But after the pandemic, I kind of got burned out from cooking so much and I’m not getting any younger.. lol.
So lately, I thought that I would love to share more easy and simple recipes with you all.. And then Josu Salt Co. contacted me about creating a Korean seasoning salt blend that can help people make delicious foods simply and easily – I thought it was definitely worth a try!
And another big reason why I wanted to partner with Josu was because I’ve always wanted to help people experience how good Korean cheonilyeom salt is, how it really makes everything taste sooo good. BTW, you might have read it already but I even compared the taste and sodium level of 12 different salts that includes the most famous french Guerande Sea Salt and found Korean Cheonilyeom totally comparable.
So I’m happy I get to share this with you all!!
Where to buy Kimchimari x Josu Korean Salt Blends
You can buy my Seoul BBQ Salt and Korean Chili Salt at Josu Salt Co online store. Click below.
How to use both Seoul BBQ Salt and Korean Chili Salt
Both salts have very similar sodium levels. Seoul BBQ Salt is more of a straightforward seasoning that’s salty, peppery, garlicky and nutty. Korean Chili Salt is slightly spicy, oniony, nutty with a little zing. Good amount of gochugaru (red chili powder) is visible but it’s not that spicy so don’t panic!
- Use as Dipping Salt with any Korean Gui (grill) Meats or Seafood, also add sesame oil to salt for a nuttier dipping sauce
- Season steaks, fish, chicken with either salt then cook with some olive oil or sesame oil. For fish like salmon, I sprinkled the salt, then squeezed some lemon juice and drizzle of olive oil. Then I pan-fried it on medium heat until done. You can see how they look when cooked with the salts.
- Steam vegetables like broccoli, asparagus then sprinkle some Chili Salt then a splash of lemon juice. See asparagus above.
- Saute onions, bell peppers in a frying pan with some oil and seoul bbq salt. See the side of veggies next to the steak.
- Slice zucchini thinly then saute in a frying pan with some sesame oil or olive oil then sprinkle the Korean Chili Salt. Cook until slighlty soft. Serve with the grilled salmon above!
Korean Vegetable Salad Muchim Recipes using Chili Salt
Korean Cucumber Onion Salad with Korean Chili Salt
- 2 Persian Cucumbers, sliced thin
- 1/4 yellow onion, sliced thin
- 1 Tbsp Kimchimari Korean Chili Salt
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- swirl of sesame oil as a finish
Slice cucumbers, onions then season accordingly. Let sit for 5 min or so before serving.
Refreshing Radish Muchim Salad with Korean Chili Salt
This is a very light and refreshing radish salad, much like Musaengche recipe I have shared before.
- 1 cup Korean radish, sliced thin into 1/2 discs
- 2 tsp Kimchimari Korean chili salt
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1.5 tsp sugar
Slice Korean radish thinly, then mix with the seasonings. Let it sit for 10 min. before serving. Great with Korean BBQ meats.
Kimchi-Like Radish Salad
- 1 cup Korean Radish, sliced thin
- 3 tsp Korean Chili Salt
- 1/4 tsp fish sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 ~ 3/4 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp rice vinegar
Season thinly sliced radish with the ingredients above. Let it sit for 10 min or so before serving because the salt needs to meld with the seasoning and radish. Add more gochugaru separately if you want it to be more spicy.
What Korean BBQ Salt is not
When I call it ‘korean bbq’, I mean it in the sense of grilling meats that’s lightly seasoned with this salt. This will NOT make the traditional flavors of Bulgogi or Kalbi. You will need soy sauce for that.
More Recipes are coming!