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Golbaengi Muchim (Spicy Bai Top Shell Salad)

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If you've been Korean bar in Korea, you probably saw at least one table has Golbaengi muchim. It is very popular in Korea, but because of the image of bai top shell - snail, not everyone loves it at first sight. It's chewy, very delicious with the spicy sauce we commonly toss with. If I can explain a bit more friendly, it is Korean style pasta salad - because we always serve this salad with noodles on the side. And mix it together right before you eat with chopsticks!
Ingredients
For dressing
  Gochujang 1 Tablespoon (Korean red pepper paste)
  Gochugaru 2 Tablespoon (Korean red pepper flakes)
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Toasted sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon, toasted
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Lemon 2 Medium, juiced
  Garlic clove 1 Medium, chopped
For salad
  Cabbage leaves 3 Large, cut into thin strips
  Purple cabbage leaves 3 Large, cut into thin strips
  Granny smith apple 1⁄2 Medium, cut into long thin strips
  Carrot 1 Medium, cut into long thin strips
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Small, cut into long thin strips
  Green chili 1 Medium, cut into long thin strips
  Red chili 1 Medium, cut into long thin strips
  Sweet onion 1⁄4 Small, sliced thinly
  Green onion 1 Medium, sliced thinly
  Golbaengi 1 Can (10 oz) (bai top shell, or shrimp, lump crab meat or calamari) (Optional)
  Somen noodles 2 Cup (32 tbs) (soba noodles)
For garnish
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Toasted sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, place together, gochujang, gochugaru, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, lemon juice and garlic, set aside.

MAKING
2. In a pot with boiling salted water, cook the noodles as per package directions.
3. Rinse the noodles and drain well.
4. In a bowl, place all the vegetables, apple and Golbaengi , pour the sauce over it and toss gently to coat evenly.

SERVING
5. On a serving plate, transfer the salad and garnish with sesame seeds and sesame oil.
6. Serve Golbaengi Muchim with cold cooked somen or soba noodles.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Snail
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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