Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Red Pepper Paste Tofu Soup - Gochujang Dooboo Jjigae - (고추장 두부 찌개)

I have *not* been cooking lately.  Whenever I get a scan, I’m pretty much a ball of nerves until I get the results.  Literally, life is on *hold* and I don’t breathe again until I hear the words, “All is clear and there is no evidence of disease.”  I know I shouldn’t let these stupid scans run my life like that and I’m hoping with more years under my belt, I will learn to control my emotions a little better around this time.  Anyhow, all is good!  So let’s get to the cooking…

Ingredients Needed:

  • one pack of firm tofu
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 slice of dashima
  • few sprigs of soot-gat
  • 1/4 onion
  • soup base: 3 TB red pepper paste, 1/2 TB red pepper powder, 1/2 TB dwenjang, 1 TB gook ganjang, 1/2 TB minced garlic
  • any other veggies you want to use, such as mushrooms, squash, and even potatoes…

As with any recipe – when in doubt, check out Korean Cooking 101


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Bring 3 CUPS of water to a boil with a piece of dashima.  Let it boil for a good 5-10 minutes to get a nice thick dashima broth.


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Then pluck out the dashima piece and slice it up like so.


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Throw the piece back in and season the broth with 3 TB red pepper paste, 1/2 TB red pepper powder, 1/2 TB dwenjang, 1 TB gook ganjang, and 1/2 TB minced garlic.

 

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Meanwhile wash your veggies…


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Slice your tofu…

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Throw in the onions and tofu first and continue to let boil.

 

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Slice the green peppers up and throw it in there as well.

 

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Finally top it off with the soot gat and let everything boil for about 5 minutes…

 

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Give it a taste test and add more gook ganjang if needed!  You’re ready to serve.  Enjoy~~~

Hopefully I’ll be back sooner than later, but I’ve *really* gone back to work so I haven’t had much time in the kitchen lately.  =P

7 comments:

  1. Glad to hear everything's okay. :) i've been a fan of your blog for the past couple years, and have finally decided to make an account and leave a comment! thanks for your posts and recipes!

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  2. Hmm can't wait to make this stew! It looks fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I'm so glad you got the all clear. My mom has never gotten use to the waiting. She has been doing the scans for nearly 20 years.

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  4. I, too, am happy to hear that all is well with you. Thank you again for this blog. andra

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  5. this turned out so yummy! thanks!

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  6. what a perfect vegetarian recipe! gonna try it soon. thanks!

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  7. Thanks for your blog, and I'm glad to hear that things are well!

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