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Mee yuk gook (Seaweed Soup) March 25, 2013

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seaweed soup

She’s having a baby! Someone near me is having a baby so I’ve decided to bring her what my mom makes for everyone that has recently had a baby to keep up the tradition. Seaweed soup. Yes it sounds gross to most people but it’s really good and I’m not just saying it because I have grown up on it my mother has made this soup for many Americans and they’ve loved it too. Just pretend it’s spinach :). What makes it so good for a new mother? The calcium and minerals that are rich in the seaweed and bone broth are good for replenishing what the mother has lost in childbirth or through breastfeeding. This version is chicken based which makes it also good for someone overcoming a cold so yes my husband got some this week too. This recipe makes a double batch one to eat and one to share 🙂

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Mee yuk Gook

1 package dried seaweed (image of the package is below)
1 whole chicken
water
1 garlic bulb, cloves peeled
1/4 onion sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 tbs soy sauce (gook gang jang specifically if you can find it but regular soysauce will work also)
3 tbs beef boullion (to be authentic use beef dashi)

Place whole chicken in a crock pot and cover with water (if your chicken came with giblets you can put it in also). Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove chicken from the water and remove meat from the bones. Return bones to the crockpot and continue to cook on low for another 8 hours. Discard chicken skin and refridgerate the meat. Add the peeled garlic, sliced onion and carrot with the cooking bones. After 8 hours remove the bones. Soak the seaweed in water (cover and submerge completely) for about 10 minutes. Remove seaweed from the water and cut with scissors into bite size pieces adding it to the bone broth (save the water). Return the now chilled chicken to the broth with the dashi and soy sauce. Also add the seaweed soaking water. At this point you will divide the concentrated soup. Ladle half of the soup into a seperate soup pot and add water to fill pot. Also add water to the crockpot. Leave the crock pot on low for 2 more hours and cook the divided off batch in the soup pot on medium for 2 hours.

Serve with rice and kimchee if you have it 🙂

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Kumquaty Thai Green Curry chicken soup March 2, 2013

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thai chicken

Kumquaty Thai Green Curry Soup

2 split chicken breast skin removed
1 carrot sliced
3 cloves garlic sliced
2 boxes chicken stock
2 tbs approx green thai curry
1/2 bag frozen green beans defrosted
1 potatoe cut in chunks

Fill a large soup pot with broth. Add sliced carrot, sliced garlic clove and potato and bring to a simmer. Add chicken breast. Once chicken breasts are no longer pink take out of broth remove meat from bones shred and put meat aside. Add bones back to broth and stir in thai green curry and green beans. After 30 minutes remove bones and add back in chicken. Continue to simmer for 20 minutes and remove chicken bones.

 

Sticky Sesame Chicken Drumsticks January 27, 2013

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chicken pants

1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbs chili garlic paste
1 tbs sesame seed oil

Combine above into gallon ziptop plastic bag.

12 chicken drumsticks

Place drummies in bag and seal. Roll around to make sure marinade gets on all of them. Put onto a sheet tray or some other container and place fridge for minimum 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken on sheet tray lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Bake for 30-35 mins or until the “girls” pull up their pant legs (like in the picture above)

Put remaining marinade into small sauce pan and bring to a boil and reduce to 1/2. Take chicken out of oven. Baste with reduced marinade and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (or if you manage to burn the marinade that you are reducing 🙂 mix together a little agave and sesame seed oil to paint onto the chicken leggies)