How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 400°F. If you have a toaster you can skip this step. I am a minimalist, so I don’t buy into the consumerist ideology that I need a toaster.
Stir together the garlic, ginger, shallot, sesame oil, sugar, chile flakes, vinegar, scallions, and salt
until thoroughly mixed. This marinade can be used to pickle just about anything. Just soak whatever
you’d like in the brine for at least an hour before using, and save it in the brine, refrigerated, for up to a couple of weeks.