Soondae (Korean Blood Sausage)

Now a popular sausage served Korea wide, a version of this dish may have originated in the mountainous regions of Goguryeo (one of the Three Kingdoms) located in the northern portion of Korea and parts of Manchuria. It was originally made with the intestine from wild boar (pigs).

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Special Equipment:

Mortar and pestle

cotton string

Funnel or sausage stuffing machine

Ingredients

3

feet beef small intestine or sausage casing

Stuffing:

2

cup

sweet Rice, cooked but still firm

1/2

package (12 ounce)

sweet potato starch vermicelli

2

each

Garlic cloves

3

ounces

Fresh ginger

1

teaspoon

Salt

1/2

teaspoon

Pepper

1

tablespoon

Korean sesame oil

1

teaspoon

Sesame seeds

5

each

Scallions

2

cup

Beef or pork blood

Optional


1

tablespoon

coarse ground red chili powder.

Procedure

Preparation

Rice

Soak rice for about 30 minutes.

Rinse with cold water until water runs clear.

Rice Cooker – Place rice in rice cooker with 1/4 cup less water than standard cooking instructions call for.

Stove top – Place rice in cooking pot with 3 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Remove from heat, fluff with fork, and let cool.

Intestine

Clean the intestine by running slightly warm water through one end and squeezing gently through to the other.

Rinse in cold water, then soak in a light salt water solution (1 teaspoon salt/1 quart water) for about an hour.

Cut into 1 foot sections or leave whole as desired.

Tie one end of each section closed with cotton string.

Stuffing

Noodle

Soak in luke warm water until soft.

Rough chop the noodle.

Scallion

Fine chop the scallion.

Sesame seed

Dry toast the seame seeds in a pan over medium high heat until golden brown.

Crush the following with a mortar and pestle.

Sesame seeds

Garlic

Ginger

Mix all stuffing ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Stuff the intestine

Using a funnel or sausage stuffing machine, loosely stuff each section.

Gently squeeze stuffing through the entire lenth of the section.

Do not pack stuffing tightly as this may cause the sausage to split open during cooking.

Tie off open end(s) with cotton string.

Cooking

Place sausage into a pot and completely cover with a salt water solution (1 teaspoon salt/quart of water).

Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes.

Sausage is done when a tootpick or skewer is inserted and comes out clean.

Sausage may be served now (slice on a diagonal about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick), or frozen for later use in other dishes.

Note: Before serving, cut off the string tied ends and discard.

Serve warm with a small dish of mixed salt and pepper, and one of gochujang for dipping.

May also be eaten Ssam style with large leaves (cabbage, loose leaf lettuce, perilla, etc) ssamjang and rice.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (4.4 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

271.41

Calories From Fat (65%)

175.25

Calories From Protein (13%)

36.45

Calories From Carbohydrates (22%)

59.71

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 19.48g

30%

Saturated Fat 7.03g

35%

Monounsaturated Fat 8.79g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.63g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 60mg

20%

Sodium 637mg

27%

Potassium 118.24mg

3%

Total Carbohydrates 14.78g

5%

Fiber 1.19g

5%

Sugar 1.22g

Net Carbohydrates 13.59g

Protein 8.86g

18%

Vitamin A 156.3IU

3%

Vitamin C 3.73mg

6%

Calcium 26.43mg

3%

Iron 3.76mg

21%

Vitamin E 0.22mg

2%

Thiamin 0.06mg

4%

Riboflavin 0.09mg

5%

Niacin 0.92mg

5%

Vitamin B6 0.07mg

4%

Folate 14.74mcg

4%

Vitamin B12 0.5mcg

8%

Pantothenic Acid 0.43mg

4%

Vitamin K 32.81mcg

41%

Phosphorus 29.18mg

3%

Magnesium 16.51mg

4%

Zinc 0.98mg

7%

Copper 0.1mg

5%

Manganese 0.2mg

10%

Selenium 10.5mcg

15%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 79.88g

0%

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