Last month I’ve shared with you this spicy comforting dish called Soondobu Jjigae. Doenjang Jjigae is pretty similar. To tell you in advance, my recipe is not the traditional kind. I wanted it to be full of vegetables and I also added my own twist – adding the Buckwheat Soba Noodles. Totally satisfying!Photos from my iPhone – check more food photos in my Instagram: @sarahlalala
Doenjang Jjigae with Buckwheat Soba Noodles
GOOD FOR 4 VERY HUNGRY PEOPLE
VERY SPICY STEW – NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED
prep time: 10 mins cooking time: 15-20 mins
1 cup doenjang paste – korean soybean paste (check your nearest asian supermarket)
1 large broccoli
2 large cougettes / zuchinni
1 large red pepper
1 large green pepper
200g chesnut mushrooms
1 large onions
3 cloves of garlic
3-4 cups stock (you can use any stock depending on what meat you want to add – I used chicken stock)
4 green chillies (optional)
2tbsp red chilli powder (optional)
4tbsp Toasted sesame oil (2tbsp for cooking and 2tbsp for adding it to the stew later on)
2tbsp soy sauce
1. Slice all the vegetables in chunky pieces including the onions. Finely chopped the garlic and green chillies -if you want it spicy.
2. In a pot, fry the garlic and onions into the toasted sesame oil until the onions are translucent. This is the time where you also fry the fresh green chillies.
3. Pour 3 cups of stock and let it boil. Dissolve the doenjang paste into the stock. Let it boil again for 5 minutes.
4. Put all the vegetable into the pot and boil for 5 minutes.
5. Add the chilli powder, pepper and soy sauce to taste. Add the rest of stock if you want.
6. Pour in the rest of toasted sesame oil on top of the stew.
7. OPTIONAL: 2 big slices of chicken breast – I added chicken breast slices cooked in 1tbsp of toasted sesame oil, 2 gloves of garlic and pepper.
For the buckwheat soba noodles:
Put in a boiling water for about 4 minutes. Then rinse with cold water. Add it on top of your stew. This pack is more than enough for 4 people.
* You can skip this and swap it boiled rice.
*You can adjust the amount of the stew > half of the ingredients = good for 2 people.
Have you tried this dish before? Let me know in the comment box below.