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Eggplant Side Dish (gaji Namul)

Maangchi's picture
Gaji namul is a side dish made with eggplants. It's a very traditional Korean vegetarian dish. Hope you like it!
Ingredients
  Asian eggplant 3 Medium, rinsed and
  Soy sauce 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Green onion 1 , chopped
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Roasted sesame seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For serving
  Lettuce leaves 4 Large
Directions

MAKING
1. Wash and cut eggplants into 3 pieces and cut each piece in half lengthwise.
2. In a steamer, pour water and put in the eggplant pieces.
3. Bring the water to a boil and cook for 15 minutes over high heat.
4. Turn the heat off and transfer eggplant to a bowl, and allow it to cool completely.
5. Drain the liquid form the bowl and tear each piece of eggplant lengthwise with your fingers.

FINALIZING
6. In a large bowl, put the eggplant, and add in garlic, pepper flakes, green onion, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
7. Mix all the ingredients together with your hand.

SERVING
8. Serve over bed of lettuce leaves with rice as a side dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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3 Comments

Rhianna's picture
Nice simple & quick! I'll try this today. I love your sharing your authentic Korean recipes. Thanks, Maangchi!
Alan Joel's picture
Great, simple delicious recipe. I also LOVED the background song, "Gator in the Bathroom"?? Can someone tell me who that group is singing that tune that accompanied this video, pullleeeze! Thanks Alan
RJ West's picture
Oingo Boingo? This looks great! I'm making it now! :)