THE ELECTRIC KITCHEN
Celebrate flavors of Korea at annual cultural fest
COME JOIN the fun at Kapiolani Park on July 15, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as the Hawaii Korean Chamber Commerce celebrates this year's Korean festival. Enjoy Korean music and dance, cooking demonstrations, cultural displays, a Korean youth singing contest and a kim chee eating contest. No festival in Hawaii would be complete without food, so of course, there will be lots of delicious Korean food and products for sale.
Admission is free and parking with shuttle service will be available at Kapiolani Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 792-9321, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.hkccweb.org/en/.
Toni Lee, an expert in authentic Korean food cooking and a guest on the "Electric Kitchen" television program, will demonstrate Korean cooking at this year's festival. Here are a couple of recipes she shared to help put us in the mood for the festivities to come.
Kim Chee Fried Rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced Spam, ham, Portuguese sausage or bacon
1 cup chopped kim chee (on sour side; not freshly made)
3 cup cooked rice
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a skillet or wok; stir-fry Spam. Add kim chee; stir-fry 2 minutes.
Add rice and mix well. Pour eggs onto rice, stir quickly and continuously until eggs are cooked. Add green onions and sesame oil; mix well. Season with pepper. Serves 4.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving: 350 calories, 17 g total fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 130 mg cholesterol, 760 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 12 g protein.
Kim Chee Stew
1 pound kim chee (on sour side; not freshly made)
7 ounces pork, thinly sliced or 1 can (15 ounces) water-packed mackerel
1 cup kim chee juice (from kim chee)
1 cup water
8 ounces tofu, cubed
In a pot, sauté kim chee and pork about 3 minutes.
Add kim chee juice and water. Stir occasionally. Bring to boil and add tofu. Boil 2 minutes more. Serves 4.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving: 230 calories, 12 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, greater than 800 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 25 g protein.
Hawaiian Electric Co. presents this weekly collection of recipes as a public service. Many are drawn from HECO's database of recipes, accessible online at www.heco.com