Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ojinguh Bokeum Version 2.0 - Squid Stir Fry - (오징어 볶음)

Both the MR and Munchkin *LOVE* squid. When we go to a Chinese restaurant, Munchin is not like other kids. He doesn't ask for jja-jang-myun at all and will instead ask for jjam-bbong AKA the noodles with ojinguh. =P

We took advantage of the long weekend and headed out to Santa Monica Beach yesterday. We acted like total tourists and rented bicycles and zipped up and down the beach. If you haven't done this with your child yet, you must!

Munchkin had a blast! Next time, we will take his bike with us though since the rental was kinda old and rickety. I kept thinking that the training wheels were going to fall off any second. hehe.

Anyhow, after our day at the beach we headed to K-town to stock up on groceries.


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They had *gook-san* squid so I bought 3! Two for the ojinguh bokeum and one for the ojinguh gook.


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Start off by gutting your squids and on the stove bring a large pot of water to a boil.


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While the water is boiling, get your veggies ready. I used 1/2 onion, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 squash, 5 mushrooms, 1 red pepper, and 1 green pepper.


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Once the water is boiling, throw in all the ojinguhs in there and just sift it around flipping it over and making sure it's almost all done.


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Rinse all the squid under cool water and then start cleaning it.


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I like to take off all the skin and I will also cut off all the ends of the tentacles and take off all the suction thingies. Grossed out yet? ;)


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After it's all cleaned, cut it up into pieces using a knife and cutting board.


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In a little bowl mix together the following: 3TB of red pepper paste, 2TB red pepper powder, 1TB minced garlic, 1TB corn syrup, 1 TB cooking wine, 1TB honey powder, 3TB sugar, 2TB gook ganjang, 1TB soy sauce, 1 TB sesame seeds, 1 TB sesame oil and a dash of pepper.

Whew! That seems like a lot of stuff, huh?


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I defrosted some dduk as well!


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Get your skillet ready. Splash some oil and add a tablespoon of minced garlic.


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Saute all the veggies except the mushrooms first.


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Throw in about half the sauce and keep mixing!


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After the veggies look about half done...


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Throw in the squid (I used roughly 2 squids), the dduk, and mushrooms.


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Add in the remaining sauce and keep mixing!


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Throw in some green onions...


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Get everything thoroughly mixed and cook it together for about 5-10 minutes.


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And you're ready to serve!


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Munchkin can normally eat this as is, but the new gochujang is a bit spicy so he takes a bowl of water and washes it off himself as he eats. Yes, there is no denying that my kid is Korean. =)

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend! Don't forget to take a moment and give tribute to all the soldiers who gave up their lives for us.

27 comments:

  1. Very nice recipe! I'm definitely going to bookmark this to try at a future date! I like how you have a photo for each step, it makes it easier to understand. I'm looking at your pan, and saw a lot of red chili's.. I'm guessing this is a very spicy dish?

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  3. Looks wonderful! I love Korean food, but don't have much experience making it....Thanks, and I hope your health is good--I'm pulling for you!!

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  4. I have visited South Korea two weeks ago and I really enjoyed visiting their wonderful places and the Korean dishes. I have also tried this food and really impressed me. I wanna make this on my own. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very nice recipe! I'm definitely going to bookmark this to try at a future date! I like how you have a photo for each step, it makes it easier to understand. I'm looking at your pan, thanx for sharing.

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  6. Wow, I love Korean food, but don't have much experience making it but wanna make this on my own. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. The korean food isn't looking so good. Well what is this thing btw?

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  8. I really enjoyed visiting their wonderful places and the Korean dishes. I have also tried this food and really impressed me. Thanx for the recipe.

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  9. I love Korean food, but don't have much experience making it....Thanks, and I hope your health is good, thanx for the share.

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  10. Well, I like how you have a photo for each step, it makes it easier to understand. thanx for the share.

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  11. This thai chili squid recipe is super-yummy, healthy, and easy to make. And if you serve it with glass or rice noodles (as in this recipe), it makes a one-pot meal complete with plenty of nutritious vegetables.

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  12. This is great, I love it and i already try it. Thank you for sharing the recipes and I'm looking forward to learn more about you dish.

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  13. The squid is stir-fried briefly, so it is very tender and never rubbery.

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  14. wow!All I can is you made me hungry while watching the photos one by one. The squid with the vegies looks so yummy. I'll surely like it.

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  15. I've been looking for a good sesame chicken recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. nice photos i never try that kind of recipe it impress me i wanna try and make some experience for the better taste thanks for sharing..

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  17. Well, I really enjoyed visiting their wonderful places and the Korean dishes. I have also tried this food and really impressed me. I wanna make this on my own. Thanks for sharing, looking forward.

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  18. I ordered bulgogi (I can't seem to break that habit at a Korean restaurant). The meal started out with an assortment of kimchi. I tried again, but I still can't get into the taste of kimchi...(hopefully some day). The bulgogi was delicious. It was just what I needed that night.

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  19. This was fairly bland, so I added some chili sauce, which kicked it up a bit. All in all, I'm sure I could find a better way to prepare squid. Not horrible, but probably won't make it again.

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  20. These pictures are looking awesome! I'd love try them . Thanks for the recipe.

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  21. this is one of my all time favorite korean dishes. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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  22. Well, I hope your health is good--I'm pulling for you, thanx for sharing.

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  23. That is looking so fabulous! I'd love to try them out.

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  24. I'd love to try this recipe. How many pounds of squid were used? Thanks!

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  25. i saw the video how korean's eat the octupos, at first i though it's not edible but then the long i keep on watching the more i get interested and makes me wonder how it really tastes like.

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