kimchi-jjigae

 

Kimchi Jjigae
Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi-Jjigae is one of the easiest Korean soups to make. You have it all year around too.

Ingredients

3 heaping cups of Kimchee and it’s juice

2 Tbsp of Hot Pepper paste

2 tsp of hot pepper powder

1 Korean red chili pepper ( more if you want it spicy!)

1 lb of pork belly

1 package of soft or firm tofu

3 stalks of green onions

1 onion

3 cups of Anchovy stock or water

cooking oil

salt

Let’s make it happen!

  • Taking a pot place onto the stove on medium high heat add some oil. Let it get hot this takes about 1 minute.
  •  Slice up the pork belly in stripes. Add the pork belly here it sizzle. Brown on both  sides of the pork belly.
  • Slice up the onions and green onions and toss into the pot for a light stir fry.
  • Next add the kimchee and the juice and stir it again. Let it fry up.
  • Add in the Anchovy stock or water. Place a lid on top and  turn the heat down to a simmer, for 30 minutes.
  •  After 30 minutes remove the lid and add some hot pepper paste, hot pepper powder and slice up a chili pepper. Stir it well and taste the soup.
  •  Add slices of tofu and fresh green onions on top. Serve it up with some rice.