One of the most common stews in Korea, Kimchi Jjigae is made from older sour kimchi, tofu, and meat or seafood. There are many variations of this dish as each household uses their own favorite ingredients.
Kimchi Jjigae probably appeared in Korea not long after the introduction of chilli peppers.
1 pound fatty pork (pork belly, shoulder, etc)
1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
1 cup kimchi
2 each green onions
1/2 package firm tofu (16 oz package)
2 each hot green chili peppers
2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean ground red chili pepper)
6 cloves garlic
2 cups unsalted beef or pork broth
1 cup water
Cut the pork into bite size pieces.
Mix the pork and sesame oil.
Kimchi, Green Onion, and Tofu
Cut Kimchi into bite size pieces.
Slice the green onions (with the knife at a 45º angle to the onion stem) into 1 1/2 inch lengths.
Cut the tofu block in half, then slice each half into eight pieces.
Remove stems from the peppers and thin slice at an angle.
Mince two cloves of garlic.
Cut the other garlic cloves into thirds from top to bottom.
Place the meat in a large pot over medium high heat and sauté for 1 minute.
Add gochujang and cook another three minutes, stirring often.
Add the broth, water, and kimchi, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer.
Add the ground chili pepper, tofu, and minced garlic, and cook for about ten to fifteen minutes.
Add sliced peppers, green onion, and salt/pepper to taste, and cook for about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve with steamed white rice and banchan.
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (14.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (50%) 255.92
Calories From Protein (40%) 205.95
Calories From Carbohydrates (10%) 52
Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 29.3g 45%
Saturated Fat 6.95g 35%
Monounsaturated Fat 10.61g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.46g
Trans Fatty Acids 0g
Cholesterol 129.28mg 43%
Sodium 873.23mg 36%
Potassium 817.36mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 13.24g 4%
Fiber 3.39g 14%
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbohydrates 9.84g
Protein 50.53g 101%
Vitamin A 516.47IU 10%
Vitamin C 68.4mg 114%
Calcium 265.8mg 27%
Iron 5.96mg 33%
Vitamin E 0.68mg 7%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.83mg 56%
Riboflavin 0.51mg 30%
Niacin 7.61mg 38%
Vitamin B6 0.73mg 37%
Folate 51.09mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0.81mcg 13%
Pantothenic Acid 0.95mg 10%
Vitamin K 34.27mcg 43%
Phosphorus 467.83mg 47%
Magnesium 73.48mg 18%
Zinc 7.22mg 48%
Copper 0.62mg 31%
Manganese 1.28mg 64%
Selenium 59.33mcg 85%
Water 323.96g 0%