Eunah's Korean-Style Seaweed Soup

This is the recipe of Korean-style (brown) seaweed soup. It's a traditional birthday dish in Korea and every new mother eats this soup because they believe that seaweed soup helps their breast feeding.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dried wakame (brown) seaweed

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • ½ cup extra lean ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 7 cups water

Directions

  1. Soak the seaweed in room temperature water until soft, about 15 minutes; drain. Rinse the sheets and cut into 2 inch long pieces; set aside.

  2. Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the beef, salt, and 1/3 of the soy sauce. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add the seaweed and the remaining soy sauce; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in the garlic and pour in the water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the beef and seaweed are tender, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.