Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stir Fried Dried Cuttlefish (Ojinguh Chae Bokkeum)

A staple side dish in most Korean kitchens and lunchboxes. Takes less than 5 minutes to make and will stay good for a long time. Adjust the amount of red chili paste and sugar depending on how spicy and sweet you like it.

- 2 cups of dried cuttlefish strips
- 1T vegetable oil
- red chili paste
- 3T water
- 1/2 T rice wine
- 1/2 T soy sauce
- 1/2 T plum extract (optional, but it will taste better with it)
- 1 TKorean cooking syrup (agave works too)
- 1T sesame oil
- sesame seeds

1. Mix the oil, red chili paste, soy sauce, rice wine, cooking syrup, and plum extract in a frying pan and bring to simmer on low.

2. Add the cuttlefish strips and mix until everything is evenly covered. Let it heat for another couple minutes or so.

3. Add sesame oil and sesame seeds and mix around.

And you're finished, literally under 5 minutes! It's good warm or cold.


Jennifer said...

I love when my mom makes this, and now I can too!

caroline said...

omg, this is one of my favorite side dishes. just give me a bowl of rice and I can eat this for weeks.

Collections said...

This is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE dishes.

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Michael said...

I like your blog. I'm a non-Korean living in Koreatown, and I've grown to like various Korean foods. But I still am very confused by much of it. A trip to Assi Market is wondrous and perplexing. Thank you for helping me understand a bit more.

Megan Taylor said...

YUM YUM, who wouldn't want this!?

Anonymous said...

Your recipes are so tantalizing! I'm just beginning to explore Korean food and am looking forward to attempting a few dishes at home. Thanks for having shown us which kimchee you recommend in an earlier post; could you also show us which red chili paste brand(s) you like to use? Thanks!

Grace said...

Your food is spectacular! Can I move to L.A. and be your apprentice?? :)

Insane said...

What lovely blog you have ! I'm not from Korea but I really enjoy to eat and cook this kind of food. Thanks for sharing your culinary history.

Justine said...

I love this stuff! I'm in Korea now (going on my 7th month) and I love Korean food, so I really enjoy your blog ^^

foodhoe said...

wow, I love dried cuttlefish but have only had it out of the bag so to speak... this sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Very awesome blog! Actually, my friend is always cooking this for me whenever I go to his house. This dish is really delicious and you can really taste every ingredients of it.

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