Nakji Bokkeum (Spicy Stir Fried Octopus)

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A popular seafood dish, Nakji bokkeum is hot and spicy stir-fried octopus and may be one of the spiciest dishes in Korean cuisine.

Servings: 3

Ingredients

1

lb

octopus

1/2

medium

white or yellow onion

5

each

fresh hot red chili or jalapeño peppers

1

each

small carrot

1

each

small red or green bell pepper

6

each

shiitake or one cluster (1/2 cup) coral mushroom

1

tablespoon

sesame cooking oil

Stir Fry Sauce

2 1/2

tablespoons

gochujang (Korean chili paste)[substitute]

2

tablespoons

fine ground Korean chili powder

2

tablespoons

coarse ground Korean chili powder

2

tablespoon

soy sauce

1

tablespoon

sesame oil

5

each

cloves fresh garlic

water as needed

Garnish

1

tablespoon

sesame seeds

2

each

green onions

Procedure

Preparation

Wash octopus well in cold water.

Cut tentacles from head, then cut into 2 1/2 inch sections.

Open head and remove the insides.

Cut head into equal sized strips (quarters or eighths).

Wash carrot and thinnly slice.

Cut onion in half from top to bottom, then thin slice (about 1/8 inch thick).

Remove stem from chili/jalapeño peppers, cut in half from top to bottom, and slice into thin slivers.

Cut bell pepper in half from top to bottom, then thin slice into strips.

Thin Slice mushrooms.

Mix Sauce

Crush or mince garlic into a medium mixing bowl.

Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and mix well, adding a bit of water as needed to make a thin paste.

Let stand at least fifteen minutes.

Add octopus to sauce and let stand for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Cooking

Heat a stir fry pan over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium.

Quickly add sesame cooking oil and carrot.

Stir fry for two minutes.

Add onion and peppers and stir fry for one minute.

Add all other ingredients and stir fry for about five minutes (Octopus sections should curl somewhat).

Serve hot with sticky rice and ban chan.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/3 of a recipe (12.3 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

440.45

Calories From Fat (31%)

137.78

Calories From Protein (46%)

203.87

Calories From Carbohydrates (22%)

98.8

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 15.74g

24%

Saturated Fat 2.5g

13%

Monounsaturated Fat 5.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 6.02g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 145.15mg

48%

Sodium 1153.91mg

48%

Potassium 1350.46mg

39%

Total Carbohydrates 26.12g

9%

Fiber 4.45g

18%

Sugar 6.5g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 21.67g

Protein 48.96g

98%

Vitamin A 5431.86IU

109%

Vitamin C 71.19mg

119%

Calcium 256.41mg

26%

Iron 16.28mg

90%

Vitamin E 2.5mg

25%

Thiamin 0.23mg

15%

Riboflavin 0.27mg

16%

Niacin 7.46mg

37%

Vitamin B6 1.42mg

71%

Folate 80.3mcg

20%

Vitamin B12 54.43mcg

907%

Pantothenic Acid 2.91mg

29%

Vitamin K 44.56mcg

56%

Phosphorus 521.08mg

52%

Magnesium 135.12mg

34%

Zinc 6.34mg

42%

Copper 1.68mg

84%

Manganese 0.6mg

30%

Selenium 146.06mcg

209%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 250.46g

0%

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