It's 집밥 백선생 Fever in Korea! This time I want to share the Baek Son-Seng style Dwenjang Jiggae! I have been cooking Dwenjang Jiggae with different ingredients before. I would say this is the most easy and fast ready Dwenjang Jiggae and it is very delicious too! My husband even requests me to make this Dwenjang Jiggae again few days later after he had it for the first time with 2 bowl of rice gone. My Earth-ware is medium size (for 2 serving), but I only manage to take 2 sips of the soup there rest was finish by him. Hehe!
Ingredient (2 Servings):
Thinly slice Beef (or Pork) - 1/2 Cup
Radish slices - 1/2 cup
Dwenjang - 4 Teaspoons
Gochujang - 1 Teaspoon
Sugar - 1 Teaspoon
Minced Garlic - 1 Teaspoon
Hot pepper (chill) - 1 pc
Green onion - 1 stalk
How to Cook:
Julienne the radish & hot peppers, chopped the green onion (not in picture), minced the garlic and thinly slice the pork. I am using pork neck meat here. Baek SonSeng used beef in the show, however pork is also suitable. Use meat that have some fat on it or you can mix lean meat with a little pork belly. Don't use just pork belly meat that will be too oily!
Get ready the Dwenjang (Fremented bean paste), Gochujang (Red pepper paste) and sugar, set aside.
Heat up the earth-ware, saute the thinly slice pork without oil until the meat is cooked. The meat will release a little bit of oil from it's fat and it won't stick on the earth-ware.
Pour in the thinly slice radish and continue to saute until the all the radish is cook or soften.
Add in rice water and bring it to boil. (Tips: Use the second time or third time rinsing water from washing rice for cooking soup). If you do no have rice water, you can use normal water.
After the rice water start boiling, add in 4 teaspoons of dwenjang, mix it well.
Continue to add in 1 teaspoon of gochujang, follow by 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. The ratio should be 4:1:1:1 (Dwenjang:4, Gochuchang:1, Sugar:1, Minced Garlic:1)
Continue to boil for 10 minutes, add in chopped green onion and let it boil for another 1 minute.
Garnish some cut chilli on top and it is ready to serve.
The secret of this delicious dwenjang jiggae is the combination of meat, radish, sugar and minced garlic. Either one of the ingredient is lacking the taste of the dwenjang jiggae will be different (like something is missing.) Someone has remake the Baek Sonseng's dwenjang jiggae right after the episode in this short video clip - share with all of you and hope you guys will enjoy this dwenjang jiggae like us too!