For those of you who are always wondering what to do with tofu, here is a great recipe that will both be satisfying and warm to the SEOUL =) You can keep it completely vegetarian by following this recipe or add a little pork if you are a carnivore! Here is my soybean paste stew recipe!
- Soybean paste (get this in any Korean grocery h-mart or lotte)
- Soft tofu (1 package)
- One small zucchini (diced up into cubes)
- One small yellow onion (diced up into cubes)
- Thai pepper or jalapeno peppers (optional)
All you need is a medium sized pot. Add half a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Add three tablespoons of soybean paste into the water and stir it around. The water should turn a brownish color. If you want meat, this is where you would also want to add half a cup of chopped up pork, otherwise skip this step. Now add in diced up zucchini and onion. Mix it around with a large spoon. Cut up half a package of tofu into cubes (or the whole thing if you want a LOT of tofu). Add a cup of water along with the tofu into the zucchini and onion mixture. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Once it's boiling, stir it up and add chopped up Thai pepper or jalapeno peppers for additional heat, otherwise skip this step.
Let the stew boil for about another 5 minutes on medium/high heat. So easy! Enjoy with a bowl of rice or quinoa. I like to enjoy with a mixture of rice and quinoa. Whatever is your cup of tea!