Creamy Kimchi Pasta with Cheese
- 8 oz (225g) pasta of your choice (such as spaghetti or penne)
- 1 cup Britt's Fermented Foods Kimchi, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon oil (olive or vegetable oil)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Red pepper flakes, for optional spice
- Fresh cilantro or green onions, chopped, for garnish
1. Cook the Pasta:
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a cup of pasta water.
2. Sauté Garlic and Kimchi:
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Add Britt's Fermented Foods Kimchi to the skillet and stir-fry for a few minutes until it's slightly caramelized and aromatic.
3. Prepare the Sauce:
- Reduce the heat to low. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously to combine with the kimchi. Let it simmer gently for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Gradually add the shredded cheese, stirring constantly until the cheese melts and the sauce becomes creamy. If the sauce is too thick, add some reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
4. Combine Pasta and Sauce:
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing it gently to coat evenly with the creamy kimchi cheese sauce. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
5. Garnish and Serve:
- Remove from heat and transfer the pasta to serving plates. Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your delightful Creamy Kimchi Pasta with Cheese!
This fusion dish combines the bold flavors of Britt's Fermented Foods Kimchi with the creamy richness of the cheese, creating a unique and flavorful pasta experience. Enjoy your culinary adventure! 🍜🧀🌶️