Korean Spicy Stir-fried Pork (Jaeyook Bokeum – 제육볶음)
Korean hot pepper is what make so many dishes distinctly Korean. The spicy and sweet flavor of the pepper adds both kick and flavor to dishes without making them too spicy. This recipe is a quick, stir-fried dish that you can make in about 20 minutes. Served over rice with sheets of seaweed laver to wrap and it makes a filling lunch or dinner main dish.
- Sliced pork (about 1 pound or 500g)
- One sliced onion
- Large green onion
- Hot pepper paste (1.5T)
- Hot pepper flakes (1T)
- Soy Sauce (2T)
- Minced Garlic (½T)
- Sugar (1T)
- Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
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Cut the meat into small strips or cubes.
Chop the vegetables.
Make the sauce: In a bowl, combine and mix the hot pepper paste, hot pepper flakes, soy sauce, minced garlic.
Heat at large wok on high heat. Add some oil. Add the meat and sugar then begin stir-frying the meat. Do this until the meat starts turning whitish in color.
Pour the sauce and mix into the meat while still stir-frying.
Add the vegetables and continue to stir-fry.
Cook until the sauce is thoroughly mixed into the meat and vegetables. Remove from heat and serve onto a serving plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds for garnish.
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