Kimchi Jjiggae (Kimchi Stew) Version 1

Aternate Spellings: gimchi jjigae, kimchee chige, kimchijjigae, kimchi chigae

김치 찌개
One of the most common stews in Korea, Kimchi Jjigae is made from older sour kimchi, tofu, and meat or seafood. There are many variations of this dish as each household uses their own favorite ingredients.
Kimchi Jjigae probably appeared in Korea not long after the introduction of chilli peppers.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

8 ounces pork, chicken, or beef*

1 cup kimchi

8 ounces medium or firm tofu (1/2 package)

1 each green onion

2 tablespoons fine ground red chili pepper (DO NOT USE THE MEXICAN CHILI POWDER BLEND)

1 tablespoon coarse ground red chili pepper

4 cloves cloves fresh garlic

2 cup water**

* Omit meat for vegetarian soup

* Replace water with 2 cups vegetable, beef, or pork soup stock for a richer flavor

Procedure

Prepare Ingredients:

Cut meat into small pieces.

Cut kimchi into 1/2 inch by 1 inch strips.

Thin slice the garlic from top to bottom

Cut tofu in half lengthwise, then slice into approximately 1/4 inch thick slices.

Cut green onion diagonally in 1/2 inch lengths

Cooking:

Place kimchi, meat, and water in a medium pot or large stone bowl over high heat and bring to a full boil.

Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes.

Skim any oil/foam from the top.

Add tofu, garlic, and red chili pepper, return to full boil, and cook for about 10 minutes.

Add green onion just prior to serving.

Images

Large pot of Kimchi Jjigae

Kimchi Jjigae Cooking

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (9.4 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

164.13

Calories From Fat (37%)

60.1

Calories From Protein (55%)

90.23

Calories From Carbohydrates (8%)

13.81

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.65g

10%

Saturated Fat 2.12g

11%

Monounsaturated Fat 2.67g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.07g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 48.76mg

16%

Sodium 381.35mg

16%

Potassium 392.7mg

11%

Total Carbohydrates 3.37g

1%

Fiber 0.62g

2%

Sugar 0.94g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 2.75g

Protein 21.44g

43%

Vitamin A 178.9IU

4%

Vitamin C 12.98mg

22%

Calcium 58.53mg

6%

Iron 1.56mg

9%

Vitamin E 0.19mg

2%

Vitamin D 0IU

0%

Thiamin 0.55mg

36%

Riboflavin 0.24mg

14%

Niacin 3.25mg

16%

Vitamin B6 0.36mg

18%

Folate 20.18mcg

5%

Vitamin B12 0.43mcg

7%

Pantothenic Acid 0.44mg

4%

Vitamin K 13.51mcg

17%

Phosphorus 205.78mg

21%

Magnesium 37.06mg

9%

Zinc 2.14mg

14%

Copper 0.19mg

9%

Manganese 0.12mg

6%

Selenium 26.16mcg

37%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 232.18g

0%

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