Dwenjang Guk (Spicy, Hearty Korean Style Miso Soup).
You can have Dwenjang Guk (Spicy, Hearty Korean Style Miso Soup) using 14 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Dwenjang Guk (Spicy, Hearty Korean Style Miso Soup)
- Prepare 5 cups of unsalted stock (chicken, pork, beef, turkey and veg all work fine).
- It’s 5 cups of water.
- You need 1/2 of an onion, cut into thirds.
- It’s 4 of garlic cloves, peeled and crushed.
- You need 1/4 cup of dwenjang (or miso if you don't have dwenjang, but dwenjang is usually much more pungent).
- You need 2 Tablespoons of to 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean chili paste), depending on how hot you like things.
- It’s 2 teaspoons of sugar (to round out the flavors and the salt from the pastes).
- It’s of salt and/or fish sauce if needed to adjust the seasoning.
- You need 8 cups of leafy green veg, fresh or extruded (it'll look like a lot, but it will reduce quite a bit after cooking).
- Prepare 1-2 of fresh jalapeños or serranos if you like a little extra heat and chili flavor (optional).
- You need of Optional if you'd like protein (you can do one or the other, or half of each):.
- You need 1 pound of pork shoulder or beef stew meat cut into 1-inch cubes (optional, but it helps to have a little protein if you're going to make a meal of it).
- You need of or.
- It’s 1 package of medium or firm tofu (usually 12 to 14 ounces), drained and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Dwenjang Guk (Spicy, Hearty Korean Style Miso Soup) step by step
- Put the stock, water, onion, garlic, dwenjang, gochujang, sugar, meat and any extruded veg into a large pot (fresh veg goes in later). Bring to a boil, covered, over medium high heat (should take 15 minutes or so)..
- Once it's come to a boil, turn the heat down to medium low and simmer, covered, for another 20 minutes before adding any fresh veg and tofu..
- Simmer another 10 minutes or so, then adjust the seasoning for salt. If you've added fresh veg and/or tofu, you will almost certainly need to adjust for the water they will release into the soup..
- Simmer another 15 minutes with the lid askew, adjust seasoning one last time if needed, and that's it!.
- If you want to have it with rice, you'll want to put the rice on to cook when you leave the soup to simmer the first time..
- It's always yummier with kimchi. Here's my kimchi recipe (which of course you would have to have made days to weeks in advance): https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/1567994-kimchi-easier-than-you-think.
- EXTRUDING LIQUID FROM GREENS: Just wash the greens, sprinkle them with salt, and let them sit for a couple of hours, tossing them 2 or 3 times during the process, letting the salt draw the moisture from them. After they've released the excess liquid, just give them a good swish in a big bowl full of clean water, and squeeeeeeeze all that liquid out. You can then freeze the greens for future use, or refrigerate them for 2 to 3 weeks before using..