Kimchi Jjigae – simple Kimchi Stew

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In this video, I cook Kimchi Jjigae recipe. This kimchi stew is simple and delicious. Kimchi Jjigae is one of my all-time Korean jjigae recipes.

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Korean Pepper Paste (Gochujang):
Korean Pepper Flakes (Gochugaru):
Sesame Oil:
Korean Stoneware:
Korean wooden spoon:
Canon T5i Rebel:

Kimchi Jjigae Recipe:
2 long strips of pork belly, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup kimchi, chopped into small pieces
2 TBS kimchi juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 TBS gochujang (Korean pepper paste)
1 tsp gochugaru (Korean pepper flakes)
2 ounces of tofu, cut into pieces
2 cups water
2 tsp sesame oil, divided
green onions
1 egg, optional

Yields: 1 serving

1. Heat Korean stoneware, add 1 tsp sesame oil
2. Add minced garlic and stir
3. Add cut up pork belly and mix
4. Once pork belly is cooked, add chopped kimchi and mix
5. Add gochujang and mix
6. Add gochugaru and mix
7. Add water (use can also use chicken, beef or vegetable broth) and let it come to a simmer boil for 10-15 minutes.
8. Add kimchi juice and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
9. Add tofu and add 1 tsp of sesame oil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
10. Turn off stove and add sliced green onions and serve.

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