Ddeokjjim

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Legend has it that Ddeokjjim was created by a royal chef as a way for the king to eat beef without burdening his digestion. (Many kings suffered from indigestion apparrently due to lack of exercise)

Servings: 4

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Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ingredients

6

(approximately eight inches long) ddeok (slender cylindrical white rice-cakes, sometimes called rice noodle)

1/4

pound

chopped beef

50

watercress stems

1

cup

water

1

Onion

Marinade for beef

1

tablespoon

soy sauce

1

teaspoon

sesame seeds, ground

1

teaspoon

sesame oil

1

teaspoon

chopped garlic

1

teaspoon

chopped leek

2

tablespoons

pine nuts

Sauce

5


tablespoons

soy sauce

2

tablespoons

sugar

2

tablespoons

chopped leek

2

tablespoons

chopped garlic

2

tablespoons

sesame oil

2

tablespoons

toasted sesame seeds, ground

Procedure

Preparation

Mix all marinade ingredients together in a mixing bowl and let sit for 1/2 hour.

If the ddeok has been refrigerated and is hard, steam slightly or soak in very warm to hot water until it softens.

Cut the rice-cakes (Ddeok) into 1 1/2 inch lengths.

With a sharp knife, carefully cut slits into opposite sides of each ddeok piece, being careful not to split the piece in half.

Slice onion from top to bottom into roughly 1/4 inch thick slices.

Place all sauce ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well.

Place beef in Marinade and let sit for 1/2 hour.

Cooking

Remove beef and pine nuts from marinade

Carefully place 1 teaspoon of the beef and pine nuts into the slits in a piece of ddeok. Repeat until all pieces are “stuffed”.

Par boil the watercress stems until just softened

Tie one watercress stem around each end of the stuffed ddeok pieces.

Heat a pan or skillet over medium to high heat.

Place sliced onion in pan and cook for twenty to thirty seconds.

Add sauce to pan and reduce heat to low.

Gently add stuffed ddeok, then pour water into pan from one side.

Stir gently until all ddeok pieces are well coated with sauce.

Cook until the ddeok pieces turn a light golden color (about ten minutes), then remove from heat.

Place the ddeok pieces onto a serving dish and pour the sauce over them. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (13.8 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

732.48

Calories From Fat (30%)

216.28

Calories From Protein (9%)

66.29

Calories From Carbohydrates (61%)

449.91

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 24.65g

38%

Saturated Fat 4.84g

24%

Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 7.44g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 21.26mg

7%

Sodium 1715.52mg

71%

Potassium 441.19mg

13%

Total Carbohydrates 113.24g

38%

Fiber 3.11g

12%

Sugar 8.25g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 110.13g

Protein 17.47g

35%

Vitamin A 1055.49IU

21%

Vitamin C 18.1mg

30%

Calcium 153.57mg

15%

Iron 5.36mg

30%

Vitamin E 0.52mg

5%

Vitamin D 0IU

0%

Thiamin 0.53mg

35%

Riboflavin 0.23mg

14%

Niacin 4.81mg

24%

Vitamin B6 0.45mg

23%

Folate 134.1mcg

34%

Vitamin B12 0.66mcg

11%

Pantothenic Acid 1.08mg

11%

Vitamin K 80.95mcg

101%

Phosphorus 222.68mg

22%

Magnesium 91.5mg

23%

Zinc 3.04mg

20%

Copper 0.53mg

27%

Manganese 1.53mg

77%

Selenium 19.71mcg

28%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 157.13g

0%

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