Gamja Tang (Hot & Spicy Korean Potato & Pork Stew).
You can cook Gamja Tang (Hot & Spicy Korean Potato & Pork Stew) using 13 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Gamja Tang (Hot & Spicy Korean Potato & Pork Stew)
- You need 1.5 pounds of boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes.
- Prepare 4 cups of water and/or unsalted stock (I used half water, half unsalted chicken stock.).
- You need 1/2 of medium onion, sliced into 1/4-inch slices.
- Prepare 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed.
- It’s 2 Tablespoons of gochujang (Korean red chili paste) You can substitute with 2 to 3 teaspoons cayenne + 1 Tablespoon paprika (unsmoked) + plus 1 Tablespoon soy sauce.
- It’s 2 Tablespoons of gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes) You can substitute with 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon red chili flakes (like the kind you use for your pizza/pasta).
- Prepare 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce or fish sauce.
- You need 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
- It’s 1.5 pounds of Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into roughly 1-inch pieces (that's about 3 medium or 4 small ones).
- It’s 2 of medium carrots, cut into 1/3-inch thick slices on the bias.
- Prepare of optional: julienned fresh perilla leaves for garnish.
- It’s of salt to adjust seasoning if needed.
- Prepare of optional: chopped green onion for garnish.
Gamja Tang (Hot & Spicy Korean Potato & Pork Stew) step by step
- Place all ingredients except potatoes and carrots into a large pot, cover, and bring to a gentle boil for about two minutes over medium high heat. When the stew comes to a boil, give everything a good stir to evenly distribute and incorporate all the ingredients..
- Turn the heat down to medium low, cover again, and simmer for 20 minutes..
- Add the potatoes and carrots, cover again, and simmer for another 20 minutes..
- Give the stew another stir or two, put the lid back on askew, and continue to simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes over medium low heat. Give it a taste and adjust the salt level with salt if necessary, and that's it!.
- Serve in individual bowls or family style (as is typical for most casual Korean family meals), sprinkle with perilla and/or green onion, and enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice. If you want to save yourself some dishes, you can combine the stew and rice in one bowl, which is a totally Korean thing to do..