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Doenjang Jjigae, Soy Bean Paste Stew, 된장찌개

Doenjang Jjigae is a staple in Korean traditional meals. It's extremely nutritious and it goes well with many dishes such as Bulgogi, Galbi, grilled fish etc. You've got to try this!
Ingredients
  Soybean paste 3 Tablespoon
  Dried anchovies 20
  Dried kelp 1 (Optional)
  Clams 5 Ounce (short neck) (Optional)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Korean radish 1⁄4 Medium, chopped
  Zucchini 1⁄3 Medium, chopped
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Red pepper 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Green chilli pepper 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Green onion 1⁄2 , chopped
  Tofu 4 Ounce, cubed
Directions

GETTING READY
1. BROTH: In a pot, pour water. Bring it to boil on high heat and add anchovies and kelp (if using).
2. Continue to boil for 15 minutes on high heat.
3. Remove the anchovies and kelp. Set aside.

MAKING
4. In the pot with the broth dissolve the soy bean paste (rub it over the sifter).
5. Allow it to come to boil on medium heat and let it boil for 3 minutes.
6. Add red chilli pepper flakes (if using), garlic and radish. Continue to boil for another 3 minutes. Skim off the foam if present.
7. Put the clams (if using) and boil till they open. Then add tofu, green onion and red and green chilli peppers.
8. Continue to boil for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.

SERVING
9. In a serving bowl, serve this stew hot with rice.

TIPS
This stew can be heated in soaked stone pots to enhance the taste.

Garnish it with red and green chilli pepper and mushrooms if desired.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Stew
Ingredient: 
Soy
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 629 Calories from Fat 129

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g16.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 358.3 mg119.4%

Sodium 2729.6 mg113.7%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.1%

Sugars 12.4 g

Protein 85 g169.2%

Vitamin A 61.7% Vitamin C 281.6%

Calcium 18.8% Iron 123.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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