Thursday, April 5, 2012

Seaweed soup (Miyuk Guk)

Seaweed soup is a super easy, nutritious, and delicious. In Korea it's also known to be great for pregnant ladies or ladies who have just given birth thanks to the nutrients in seaweed that is good for your blood. It's a tradition to have seaweed soup on your birthday because this is the food that your mom had the day you were born.

- 3-4 oz beef, sliced into very small pieces, preferably rib eye
- 1/3 cup dried seaweed
- 1 T sesame oil
- 3 T soup soy sauce, this is different from regular soy sauce and can be found in Asian markets

1. Put the dried seaweed in a large bowl of water and soak for at least half an hour. Drain and squeeze the water out. Set aside.

2. Heat a pot on medium and put the sesame oil in.

3. Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a couple minutes until it's halfway cooked.

4. Add the drained seaweed with 1 T of the soup soy sauce. Saute for a couple minutes.

5. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the remaining soy sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Skim the top of the soup. Taste and add more soy sauce if needed.


HC said...

It looks simple to make (from what I thought) :)
I like the new layout with the larger photos!

Sarah at WCP said...

Haha I want to make this, even though growing up, myokguk was never my favorite. But as I get older, I find its mild taste delicious. And by coincidence, I not only have that same Le Creuset but also just made soondubu jjigae in it!

A perfectly sized vessel for two people.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. My inlaws are in the US and I'm in Canada, they're insisting my Korean husband make this for me when I give birth in the next two weeks :) It's not my favourite taste in the world but it will be a very welcomed gesture.

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I like seaweed soup!It's delicious and easy to make!Thanks!

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