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Korean Simmered Daikon Radish Soboro

Korean Simmered Daikon Radish Soboro

This is a simmered daikon radish soboro with the flavors of Korean bibin noodles. Prepare the sauce in advance for a quick prep whenever.

Ingredients

Daikon radish
400 g
Ground pork (or beef or pork blend)
100 g
※ Korean all-purpose seasoning Recipe ID: 1522567
3~4 tablespoons
※ Or these seasonings
Gochujang
1.5-2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Ground white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Grated ginger (or tubed)
2 cm
Vegetable oil for frying
as needed
Grated ginger (or tubed)
3 cm
Chopped green onions (leafy green onion, asatsuki chives)
as needed

Steps

1. Cut the daikon radish (1/3 = 400 g) in half vertically, then cut into rough wedges. This makes sure that the texture of the daikon remains intact while helping it absorb all the flavors of the seasonings.
2. Put some oil in a deep frying pan and add the ground pork and ★ ginger and fry well. Add the daikon radish and stir-fry it until it's well coated with oil.
3. Add in enough water to cover the ingredients (not listed in the ingredients) and cover with a lid. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes. When the daikon radish is about 80-90% cooked through, add the ※ seasonings.
4. Put a small lid that sits right on top of the food (otoshibuta or drop lid) and cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes. About halfway through, check on the ingredients and give the simmering sauce a quick mix. When most of the liquid has been absorbed, it's done!
5. Turn off the heat and let sit covered for about 10 minutes. Let the flavors marry and settle in. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wrote down a recipe to use up Korean seasonings.