Sunday, November 18, 2012

DuBu Dakjjim JjiGae (Stewed Bean Curd and Chicken in Bean and Chili Paste

Korean tofu soybean paste soup (두부 된장찌개) is a common soup in Korea.For the Chinese we called Tofu,for Korean it's called Dubu , and for Western it's called bean curd!!!! It's sound almost the same ,right? Dubu or tofu is a healthy vegetable protein bean curd and it's a staple ingredient in Korean cuisine. Doenjang jjigae is a variety of jjigae or stew-like Korean traditional dish, made with doenjang (Korean soybean paste).I bought a couple box of Korean bean paste and chili powder or chili paste when I visited the super big Korean supermarket in Flushing.I like that store particular because it's sell everything you see in South Korea sold in that supermarket from cosmetic,rice cooker,dinner setting,portable bbq burner,seafood,prepacked ready to eat food to Makgeolli !! Next time I don't have to carry the cutlery from Seoul half globe away back home..(Yes,I bought the rice bowl,spoon and chopstick from Korea!!)


1 large block soft silken dubu,cut into 8 or 10 small cube

2-3 tbsp red pepper paste {GoChuJang}    
2 -3 tbsp soy bean paste {doenjang}
2 liter water
1 tbsp sugar
2 cubes anchovies bouillon 
1 large kelp
2 tbsp sesame oil
3-4 cloves garlic,peeled and minced
2 tbsp oil

1 punnet white mushroom,washed and slice
2 stalk scallion washed and slice
3 small carrot,peeled and cut 1 inch
1 large onion,peeled and slice
1/2 Chinese cabbage {napa},cut small and washed
6 sweet pepper,remove seeds and cut
2 small red pepper,remove seeds and cut
 2 pieces boneless chicken thigh,cut cubes*optional*

1:Prepare a medium stock pot with water,kelp and anchovies cubes at high heat.When the water boil ,let it simmer for 10 minutes before discard kelp.
2:Add in soybean paste,chili paste,garlic and sugar,mix  to dissolve the paste.Add in boneless chicken thigh and carrot ,cook for 5 minutes before toss in all the vegetables.
3:Simmer all the ingredients for 5-8 minutes.Check the seasoning.Add in dubu into the stew and let it's stew for another 5 minutes.
4:Add in sesame oil before remove from heat.Dish out and serve with steamed rice.


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