Mullaengi Namul – Seasoned Watercress

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A very simple, quick, and easy side dish to add to a Korean Temple Cuisine meal. No animal products and none of the five “hot” vegetables.

Degree of Difficulty

Degree of Difficulty: Very easy

Servings: 2

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time:

Inactive Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients

2 1/2

ounces

Watercress

Seasoning Sauce

1

teaspoon

water

1/2

teaspoon

Sesame Oil

1/2

teaspoon

Soy Sauce

1

teaspoon

Sesame Seeds

1/2

teaspoon

medium ground dried red chili pepper

1/4

teaspoon

fresh ground black pepper

1/2

teaspoon

Sugar

1/2

teaspoon

Rice Vinegar

Procedure

Seasoning Sauce:

Mix all ingredients into a thin paste (add more water if needed).

Let stand at least fifteen minutes.

Watercress:

Gently wash the watercress in cold running water, trimming and discarding any tough stem portion and discolored leaves.

Drain well.

Final:

Gently mix the seasoning paste with the watercress until completely coated.

Serve either chilled or at room temperature.