Monday, May 28, 2012


Last Thursday we featured a new food truck - Ka'Chi - a Korean food truck, featuring honest, everyday Korean food - what a hit! 
We love the farmer's market inspired menu!
Ka'Chi means "to bring together" and the crowds proved that! The lines started forming before the market opened and didn't end until Sung-Yoon and Dawn (his wife) were sold out! On the menu - Korean tacos, rice bowls, Korean burgers, and more!
Sung-Yoon at the grill!
We promise Ka'Chi will be back soon - but until their return we'd like to offer up some easy Korean recipes you can try at home using EGFM ingredients.
Our menu: 
Scallion Pancakes with dipping sauce
Korean Grilled Chicken Thighs
Sauteed Spinach
Kimchi Fried Rice
Let's get started with the Scallion Pancakes  - a great appetizer - make a lot - they are addictive. All 3 of our produce farmers - Livengood, Blueberry Hill and Burkholders - have beautiful scallions. This recipe is so simple - I just know you're going to love it!

Market shopping list - Scallions!
Sliced scallions and batter ready - get the recipe here.
A quick fry in the pan!
A simple dipping sauce with soy sauce, vinegar and honey (Carmen's, of course).
Ready to devour!
For the main course Sung-Yoon from Ka'Chi was quick to offer up an simple and tasty recipe for chicken thighs you can make on the grill - excellent for the summer. Its all in the marinade. Pick up your chicken thighs from Axel at Lindenhof Farm and get started. This is all you need:
Korean Grilled Chicken Thighs
3 Tablespoons sugar
4 cloves minced garlic
11/2 t minced ginger
1/4 cup soy
Juice of 1/2 Lime 
6-8 Thighs
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a sealable plastic bag, jostle to combine thoroughly. How to mince ginger - simple:
Peel, slice as pictured above. Careful with the knife!
Add the chicken thighs and allow to marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours. 
Swimming in the marinade
Preheat the grill, and grill until skin is crispy and the meat is completed cooked.
I also made a kimchi fried rice to accompany the chicken. What is kimchi - a traditional fermented dish from Korea, often featuring cabbage; but there are many variations. Unfortunately we don't have any market  vendors selling kimchi so you'll have to hit the grocery to make this dish.

In the spirit of all things local see if you can find Raw Slaw from BAO, Inc out of New York - its a great kimchi, and relatively local! Spicy hot - you bet!
Sauteed Spinach makes a beautiful side dish to the chicken thighs - this recipe is so simple and really highlights the flavor of the spinach. All of our produce farmers have spinach right now - get it while you can. This hot weather is not a friend of spinach - makes it bolt, getting all leggy and stem-y. 
Dessert - who needs dessert after that! It was delicious! Enjoy!

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