Budae jjigae - A recipe from The Korean War
A dish that comes from the Korean War. We mix American sausage and baked beans with Korean spice and broth.
Servings: 2 people
- Dried medium-sized anchovies - 10
- Dashima - iphone-sized piece
- Water - 4 cups
- Korean radish - 200 grams
- Soup soy sauce - 1 Tablespoon
- Gochujang Korean red chili paste - 1 Tablespoon
- Gochugaru Korean red chili flakes - 2 Tablespoon
- Mirin - 1 Tablespoon
- Minced garlic - 1 Teaspoon
- Black pepper - couple shakes
- Spam - 200 grams
- Sausages - 2
- Baked beans - 3 Tablespoons
- Shiitake mushrooms - 4
- Onion - 1
- Tofu - 1 block
- Kimchi - ½ cup
- Ramen noodles - 1
- Spring onion - 10
- Salt - few shakes
Take out the black innards from the dried anchovies (as show in the video) and place in a frying pan.
Put frying pan on a high heat. Once it is hot, place anchovies in (without oil) and mix around for 20-30 seconds with a spatula.
Then pour 4 cups of water into the pan. Then place in dashima and Korean radish. After water comes to boil, reduce to medium heat and let broth cook on a gentle simmer for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, take out dashima pieces.
Let the rest of broth cook for another 10 minutes. Then drain the broth. Set aside.
Mix all of the ingredients listed under 'Spicy Marinade' in a mixing bowl.
Cut spam, sausage, mushroom, tofu, kimchi, spring onion into pieces and place them into a large frying pan. Then drop in three tablespoons of baked beans as well into the pan.
Finally, place the spicy marinade on top.
When you are ready to eat, pour stock broth into the pot. Put it on a high heat.
Once it comes to a boil, let the broth and ingredients cook for 10 minutes. Use a soup ladle and mix the soup around a few times.
After 10 minutes of boiling, taste the soup and add a few shakes of salt (to taste).
Then place the ramen noodles in. Once the ramen noodles are ready, reduce the heat to a low. Eat the ramen first - before they turn soggy.
Then eat the stew, alongside a bowl of hot rice!
- After you pour the broth into the pot, bring it up to boil and give it at least 10 minutes to boil. The broth needs some time to develop a deep flavor from all of the ingredients.
- If it is hard to find anchovy and kelp in your area, use store-bought chicken stock. Mix 2 cups water with 2 cups of chicken broth.
- Watch video for more detail