Monday, August 18, 2008

Nakji Boekkum (Stir Fry Octopus)



Ingredients

  • 2 lb frozen cut octopus

  • 5 tablespooons korean hot pepper paste

  • 2 tablespoons red pepper powder

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon s minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons cooking syrup

  • 1 carrot, skined, sliced

  • 1/2 cabbage. sliced

  • 1 onions, sliced

  • 1 green pepper or squash, sliced

  • 2 green Onions, sliced
Directions

  1. Melt the small octopus in cold water. Add spponful of salt on the small octopus and rub it until white foam appears by hand.

  2. Cook the small octopus slighly in boiling water, then mix it with prepared sauce.

  3. Put some vegetable oil on the pan and stir fry the sliced vegetables.

  4. While the vegetables are slightly cooked, add the seasoned octopus and stir-fry over high heat.

http://www.grouprecipes.com/66960/nakji-boekkum-stir-fry-octopus.html

Putkochu Myulchi Gamja Jorim



Ingredients

  • 2 Medium potatoes, peeled cubed
  • 15-20 Putkochu
  • 1 cup of myulchi (dried anchovy)-Medium size
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar * optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seed

Directions

  1. Remove the head & intestine from the anchovys.
  2. Stir fry in the pan without oil-make them crisply
  3. Remove the anchovy, heat the pan and add 1-2 TBS olive oil and pour the potato into the pan, sauté it until the potato look a little translucent.
  4. In the sauce pan, add water, soy sauce, minced garlic and simmer over medium heat about 5 minutes.
  5. Add cooking syrup ( and sugar *)and simmer the sauce again until it gets sticky about 5 minutes. (Tip: Keep checking and stirring not to burn it and to cook evenly, if it needs more water, add some).
  6. Add potatoes, anchovy and putkochu, then simmer until the liquid is almost evaporated.
  7. Remove from the heat, add sesame seed and sesame oil to taste

http://www.grouprecipes.com/66922/putkochu-myulchi-gamja-jorim.html

Asian Broth


    Ingredients
      • 8 cups home made chicken broth

      • 2 cup leek, chopped

      • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, sliced & smashed

      • 5 tablespoons fish sauce

      • 2 oz. dried shitake mushrooms

      • 5-6 dried small red chiles

      • 4 stalks (4"each) lemongrass, removed tough outer leaves, sliced & smashed

      • zest of a lemon

      • 2 tablespoons sugar (*optional)

      Directions

      1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot.

      2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, simmer 30 minutes.

      3. Strain into a bowl, discard solids.

      4. Keep into the airtight container and freeze until ready to use


      http://www.grouprecipes.com/66911/asian-broth.html