Umma's Kimchi Jigeh
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"This is kimchi jigeh, Korea's traditional of all traditional dishes. Below is the hands-down, best kimchi jigeh recipe of all times. I know this because it's my grandma's that was handed down to my mom. Serve with white rice, brown rice, noodles, or whatever. I sometimes dig right in and just enjoy the pure goodness of this spicy, tangy, hot pot stew by itself. It's Umma's Original Kimchi Jigeh. Hope you like it."
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Ingredients1 h 5 m servings 221
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil, garlic, and ginger. Cook and stir until garlic is soft, about 1 minute. Add pork; season with black pepper and salt. Stir-fry until pork is crisp and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add kimchi and onion; stir-fry until onion is soft, 3 to 5 minutes more.
- Add kochu jang and dashida to the vegetables in the saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover all ingredients and bring to a boil. Add green pepper and 1/4 cup reserved kimchi juice. Cover pot, educe heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add tofu and simmer 10 minutes more. Add scallions and stir to combine.
- Cook's Notes:
- Taste before adding more salt. Kimchi will have enough salt for most people.
- Rice cakes (1-inch, tube-shaped cakes, not the flat ovals) are an optional ingredient. If using, soak the cakes in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let dry. Heat oil in a skillet and fry rice cakes for 1 minute. Add cooked rice cakes to the saucepan when adding kochu jang.
Per Serving: 221 calories; 11.1 13.7 19.5 27 1101 Full nutrition