Spicy Pork Stir-fry
I had these really nice photos of today’s meal for you, but when I put my SD card into my computer, the images weren’t there! I’m so grumpy about it!
Thankfully, I do have the pictures I took with my phone to show you, but I don’t have as many and they’re not as fancy looking. At least it’s something, so I shouldn’t complain!
For tonight’s dinner, I made Maangchi’s spicy stir-fry pork—or Dwaejigogi-bokkem—from her cookbook. You can find the recipe here on her website.
I love everything that Maangchi does and she’s really opened up an interest in Korean food for me. I’ve always been interested in it, along with many other culture’s foods, but I’ve never really had the opportunity to learn/taste Korean cooking growing up. Because of this, it was always kind of on a side burner. It’s not that I didn’t want to learn more about it or to eat Korean food; it just wasn’t on my mind due to the lack of reminders. It’s really horrible. How many other great cultural dishes am I missing because of that same reason? I need to make a list of all the cultural food styles/traditions I want to learn about and review it often to prevent this problem.
This was a super easy and delicious dish to make. It was nice and spicy! I used a jalapeno since that’s what I had in the refrigerator, and I used pork shoulder instead of belly, and changed the sugar to honey. So good.
I served this with rice, salad, and kimchi. It was just Chris and I eating it, and there was plenty left over for tomorrow’s lunch. That’s saying quite a bit since Chris eats a lot!
I want to try this again with pork belly to see the difference in taste. Pork belly is much more fatty than shoulder (I mean come on, it is basically bacon) so I want to see if the texture changes as well. I imagine taste wise ,it would be even better.
I’m off to go figure out what happened to my camera! Please check out Maangchi’s site and enjoy her beautiful work!