One of my top favourite ingredients is Korean bean paste, both the hot one and the not hot one. They are great for marinades or added to soup. This delicious pork dish is very simple and easy. I think it goes best with rice and some stir fry vegetables. Of course you can scoop this over noodles or pasta too if you like. I’m sure it will be just as delicious. You can use other types of meat too I’m sure though I have not tried as this is the first time I cooked this dish.
You can buy Korean bean pastes form Asian supermarkets. Give a try. You can use this wonderful pastes in many dishes. More in the links further down below.
Here’s the recipe for this quick Spicy Korean Hot Bean Paste Pork.
750g pork (sliced thinly)
3T apple cider vinegar
2T hot Korean bean paste
2T Korean bean paste (not hot)
1/2t pepper powder
3T light soya sauce
2T sesame oil
Put all ingredients A in a mixing bowl and mix well. Leave to marinade a few hours, best overnight. You can use any cut of meat. I used pork steak which is very lean.
3 spring onions (cut into 1 inches length)
1/2 garlic (peeled and chopped finely)
1 knob ginger (thinly sliced)
1 & 1/2 red onions (peeled and sliced)
Heat up some oil in a frying pan and add all of Ingredients B except spring onions. Fry for a while until fragrant, then add the spring onions. Continue to stir for a little while.
Add the marinaded pork and keep stirring until cooked. Don’t add water. There’ll be some sauce as you cook. You can see in the picture here.
Dish up and serve hot with rice and a vegetable stir fry like bok choy, one of my favourite vegetables. I’m sure you can eat more rice like me….*wink*.
Cooking and baking is actually fun. If you are already into cooking and baking, keep it up and have fun. But if you haven’t, for some reasons, it’s time to start. Home cooked food does not need to be very elaborate to be delicious. Best of all, it’s many times cheaper than eating out and much cleaner and more nutritious as you are in control of the ingredients.
Most of the recipes on my blog are very simple and easy with health always on my mind. They are suitable for busy parents or those who find cooking rather intimidating. It’s also to inspire my girls to cook more healthy food. Has it worked? An astounding ‘YES’! So, you see, I’m actually a happy mother…*BIG smiles*.
Other recipes with Korean hot bean paste that you may be interested in:
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Fried And Delicious Fried Lamb With Bean Paste
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Chicken and Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Aromatic Baked Chicken
Spicy Lamb Tofu Miso Soup
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