Boil water and add some salt (not included in the ingredients). Add the garlic chives slowly, starting with the root end, and boil. Once boiled, drain and gently wring out the water.
Cut the chives into 3-4cm long pieces. If there is still some moisture, gently wring it out. Place into a bowl or plastic bag and mix with sesame oil.
Add the soy sauce, salt, pepper, flavor enhancer (optional), and roasted sesame seeds to the oil coated chives.
Don't rub everything together too strongly. Gently blend everything to create a plump and delicious namul!
If you have garlic sesame oil on hand, you can make namul very easily. Add 2 teaspoons of Recipe ID: 2312035 and a small amount of black pepper.
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This namul flavor base is really handy -Recipe ID: 2357837.
Story Behind this Recipe
Namul is a great addition to a meal when you want to eat more vegetables, but it's usually very salty. By coating the vegetables with the sesame oil first and then adding the remaining ingredients, only the surface of the vegetables will be flavored so that it doesn't taste as salty....this is how I always make it.
Don't wring out the excess moisture from the garlic chives too strongly or the fibrous texture will be very noticeable. Usually you just parboil garlic chives, but if you boil them just a little bit longer, they become sweeter. If you have some garlic sesame oil on hand (Recipe ID: 2312035), you can make namul even easier.