Rating: 2.5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 5 star values: 0

For me, this soup is pure, easy comfort. At many restaurants, it comes to the table boiling hot--literally bubbling in a stone pot for a few minutes. The broth is tangy and slightly spicy, flavored by the kimchi. Good, strong, very fermented kimchi makes for the best soup; if your kimchi seems mild, let it sit out of the fridge for a day to gain a little more fermenty funk.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2012

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
9 mins
total:
44 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups soup and 2 tablespoons green onions)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut bone from pork; reserve bone. Cut meat across the grain into very thin slices. Place pork in a medium bowl. Add chile, garlic, and oil; toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

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  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork mixture; sauté 3 minutes or until pork is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove pork from pan. Add reserved bone and kimchi to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

  • Cut tofu into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut slices crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces.

  • Remove bone from soup. Return pork mixture to soup. Add tofu to soup; simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

302 calories; fat 16.7g; saturated fat 3.8g; mono fat 5.6g; poly fat 5.8g; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 59mg; iron 2.9mg; sodium 559mg; calcium 222mg.
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