Doenjang-jjigae – Fermented Soybean Paste Soup
^^^ this is where i got my inspiration for dinner tonight…
actually … husband found it last night but it was after we had already eaten … he was just still hungry and he actually almost made it last night… but it was too late and he didn’t feel like cooking…
so we had it tonight.
except. of course. with modifications…
b/c — anchovies and shrimp are just not my thing… no way . . . no how…
and while i’d be willing to try the tofu – we don’t have any in the house…
but – we do have soybean paste and we have to figure out how to use it … before it goes bad…
so here’s what we did –
1 large chicken breast – cut into small pieces (ours weighed in probably around 12 oz)
1 med/large potato – peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 medium zucchini – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 red chili pepper – chopped
1/2 large onion – cut into 1/2 inch pieces
5 garlic cloves – minced or put through your garlic press
2 1/2 cups water
5 tbsp soybean paste
1 green onion stalk – sliced
put all of the ingredients except the soybean paste & green onions into a large pot – make sure that the water only just covers the ingredients. (if it takes less than 2 1/2 cups that’s fine…)
bring to a boil (should take about 10-15 minutes), add in the soybean paste and stir well. cook for another 20-25 minutes… stir occasionally. . . ((it might not take this long — ours didn’t and our chicken was cooked all the way through … keep in mind the bites were very small though))
stir in the chopped green onion and serve with rice ! 🙂
it was pretty good.. husband didn’t like the zucchini aspect — but then again – he never likes zucchini in the first place…
it was kind of mushy.. so next time we make it we were thinking about the following modifications –
it definitely would work with cashews… and we were thinking of adding carrots, snap peas, and possibly pineapple. . .
i’ll let you know how it goes next time!! but until then — enjoy!!
Posted on March 28, 2014, in Food! and tagged chicken, cook, garlic, green onion, onion, pepper, potato, recipe, rice, soup, soybean paste, stew, tofu, zucchini. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.