Monday, July 7, 2008

Miyuk Gook w/Beef Broth - (미역국)

I never bothered to do a miyuk gook recipe because it's one of the easiest gooks to make and I assumed everyone knew how to make it. But then I checked my Google stats and found out that the #1 search term used to find my site was "miyuk gook" ~ so why not give the strangers visiting my blog what they're looking for? (Plus, it's munchkin's favorite meal so I make it once a week anyhow~)

All this time I assumed 99.9% of my readers were from Xanga, but I found out today that there are over 100 people that found this site through Google. How cool! I'm such a desperate housewife...

Needed:

  • 2.5 cups dried miyuk (seaweed)
  • 1 TB sesame oil
  • 3 TB gook ganjang
  • 1/2 TB minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup beef (drained of blood)
  • 6 cups of water

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I'm currently using this brand of miyuk for no other reason than my MIL brought it for us from Korea the last time she was here. It tastes GREAT! I don't know what it is about products straight from Korea, but they always seem to taste better...


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I took about 2.5 cups of it and broke it into smaller pieces before adding the water...this saves me time later because I don't have to cut it up.


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Then add some water and let it sit out for about 20 minutes. It will GROW...


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Once it's been sitting for a while, sprinkle with some salt and wash it thoroughly...


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In a pot add 3 TB gook ganjang, 1/2 TB minced garlic, and 2 TB sesame oil.


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Add the 1/3 cup of drained meat and saute until it's cooked.


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Then add the miyuk and stir it around for 5-10 minutes.


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Finally add the 6 cups of water, bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for up to an hour. It tastes better the longer it cooks.........and you can adjust the flavor with the gook ganjang. I ended up splashing just a tad bit more.


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Then you're finally ready to serve! This is Munchkin's FAVORITE soup and he will finish a bowl in no time.

PS. You can also make this soup using mussels or clams as the base for the broth. The MR isn't a fan of seafood so I mostly use beef broth for all the soups that we cook in this house. But go ahead and experiment!

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!! My boyfriend is Korean and I wanted to make something for his birthday. It's so hard to find reliable/authentic Korean recipes. This looks amazing!

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  2. I made this today and took some to my sick neighbor. It's such comfort food. Thanks!

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  3. dindaejeon@gmail.comDecember 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Thanks for posting it with pictures. I am American but I live in S. Korea and recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Due to complications we both spent time in the hospital (he was in the NICU). They had me eating the Miyuk like 4 times a day and even without having my son, my milk production was very good. However, I got a stomach infection and it put me off the miyuk. As a result of everything, I stopped breastfeeding and now that I am recovered, I am trying it again. This recipe will surely help with that...THANKS SO MUCH!! Here's to your health and the health of my kiddo.

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  4. HI, Im Mexican and fimily and I we are from Acapulco, so we eat a lot of seafood as u can see. Im a vegetarian but i do eat seafood, I was just wondering instead of beef can i make it with clams or something with seafood? Thanks a bunch

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  5. I got here from Google, too -- thanks for the recipe!

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  6. thank you so much it helps a lot,my sister in law was a korean and i will cook it for her birthday tommorow..i hope she will like it..God speed:!

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  7. Let me start off by saying, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

    I am a half Korean-American currently residing in Korea. My (Korean) mom taught me the essentials of Korean cooking as I was growing up. One of my favorite dishes was 먀역국. As I have been feeling homesick, I wanted to make a seaweed soup that was similar to mom's. I found your recipe to refresh my mind and just made it. IT'S GREAT! I personally like the beef based soup, and most of the 먀역국 I find in Korea is made with clams.

    Please keep the posts coming. You are such a wonderful cook, teacher, and mom. May God bless you.

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  8. I really like it,but for some reason I never make it. I should - it's a perfect holiday treat! Looks yummy.Keep posting!

    zonia

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