Hamachi wrapped in ramp kimchi

Hamachi wrapped in ramp kimchi

I know what you all must be thinking “enough with the ramp recipes”. I promise I’m starting to reach the bottom of the bag from my most recent foraging trip, so you shouldn’t see many more:-) In case you’re still looking for a place to buy ramps, there are a few sellers on ebay you may want to check out.

This is less a recipe and more a way to serve the ramp kimchi I made last week. The cold creamy texture of the hamachi makes a perfect foil for the intensely briny and spicy kimchi. This goes well with an ice cold glass of soju (korean vodka) as an appetizer, or along with a bowl of rice and some other small dishes as a main.

ramp kimchi (garlic chive kimchi works as well)
sashimi grade hamachi (yellowtail)

Put a plate in the freezer for a few minutes to get it very cold.

Using a very sharp knife, and cold hands, slice the hamachi into moderately thin slices (a little less than 1/4″).

Working quickly, wrap each piece of hamachi in a ramp leaf then plate. You want to handle sashimi as little as possible as the heat from your hands will melt the fat in the fish and change its texture.

  • http://www.justgetfloury.blogspot.com/ Ginny

    I was just craving kimchi! Looks great!

  • http://www.justgetfloury.blogspot.com/ Ginny

    I was just craving kimchi! Looks great!

  • http://www.hungryandfrozen.blogspot.com/ Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    Simple but gorgeous. I was thinking you must be getting near the end of your stash of ramps…well done for attempting to use them all though!

  • http://www.hungryandfrozen.blogspot.com Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    Simple but gorgeous. I was thinking you must be getting near the end of your stash of ramps…well done for attempting to use them all though!

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    oh that looks wickedly good. i want some kimchi now actually, need some system cleansing!

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    oh that looks wickedly good. i want some kimchi now actually, need some system cleansing!

  • http://www.thursdaynightsmackdown.com/ michelle @ TNS

    gorgeous fish.

    as expected, i fell asleep on the couch this morning and slept right through prime farmers market time. if i don’t get my ass in gear soon i’m going to miss the season altogether. this picture of powerful motivation though.

  • http://www.thursdaynightsmackdown.com michelle @ TNS

    gorgeous fish.

    as expected, i fell asleep on the couch this morning and slept right through prime farmers market time. if i don’t get my ass in gear soon i’m going to miss the season altogether. this picture of powerful motivation though.

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com/ White On Rice Couple

    I could never get tired of these ramps, especially as kimchi. These are very kick ass Marc, I really want to try these but have no idea where to get ramps in my area right now!

  • http://whiteonricecouple.com White On Rice Couple

    I could never get tired of these ramps, especially as kimchi. These are very kick ass Marc, I really want to try these but have no idea where to get ramps in my area right now!

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com/ We Are Never Full

    i like that you are weaving in ingredients from recipe to recipe recently. it shows you what to do w/ a shitload of an ingredient (even as awesome as ramps). this looks so simple, healthy and delicious.

  • http://www.weareneverfull.com We Are Never Full

    i like that you are weaving in ingredients from recipe to recipe recently. it shows you what to do w/ a shitload of an ingredient (even as awesome as ramps). this looks so simple, healthy and delicious.

  • http://www.tastememory.com/ taste memory girl

    that looks delicious – ramp kimci combined w. hamachi – how perfect!

  • http://www.tastememory.com taste memory girl

    that looks delicious – ramp kimci combined w. hamachi – how perfect!

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