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Doenjang jjigae

Special features

Cook Time

01hrs  20min

Difficulty

3/5

Spicyness

3/5

Brief Description

Dwenjang chigae is a traditional soup-based dish, primarily made from dwenjang (soybean paste) that is regarded as one of the representative dishes of Korea. It usually contains a variety of vegetables, including but not limited to, slices of mushrooms, zucchinis, onions, tofu (bean curd), and red/green chili peppers.

Additionally, tofu along with several shellfish including small mussels, clams, shrimp and/or anchovies are can also be added to enhance its flavors. This soup is often served alongside rice as a meal during lunch or dinner but it can also be served with a main course like galbi or other meat dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz beef - sliced
  • 1/2 squash - cut in half, slice 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 oz carrot - sliced
  • 1 medium potato - quartered, then slice 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 green onions - chopped
  • 2 chillies - sliced
  • 10 oz toffu (cubed)
  • 4 tbsp dwenjang (fermented soybean paste)
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (red chilli pepper flakes)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Shellfish - mussels, shrimps, etc. (optional)
  • 3 - 31/2 cups of water
Doenjang jjigae

All ingrediends in Doenjang jjigae are available in our store.

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Step By Step

1

In a pot, add sesame oil, sauté beef. Add water, bring to a boil.

Tofu
Fermented soybean paste

Dwenjang paste

2

Mix around dwenjang, gochujang, and kochukaru.

3step 3

Add minced garlic and potato, cook on a medium-high heat for 5 minutes.

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4step 4

Add rest of the vegetables and tofu. Cook for another 1-2 minute.

5

Serve with rice.

Did You Know ?

"Gochujang is a popular Korean condiment made from glutinous rice powder mixed with both powdered, fermented soybeans and red peppers. It is used in various Korean stews & soups and also used to marinade meat."

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Staff
Advice

"It is common to serve Dwenjang Chigae with meet or seafood only as a matter of preference. The typical seafood used are clams, mussels, shrimp, squid, and oysters."


Nutrition Facts of Dwenjang chigae

44

Carbs

30

Fat

26

Protein

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Where is it
From?

There lived an enlightened master in acient Korea around 1392 AD. He wondered how people might commit less sin and concluded because they were not at ease. Could there be any food that could calm their minds and realize the grace of heaven. Doenjang jjigae is a variety of jjigae or stew-like Korean traditional dish, hearty and unique. It is the ultimate comfort food and different secrets behind how it is made.

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