Korean Seaweed Soup

Korean Seaweed Soup


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About this recipe: This is the recipe for Korean-style seaweed soup. It's a traditional birth dish in Korea and new mothers eat this soup because they believe that seaweed soup helps their milk production.

Eunah Lee

Serves: 4 

  • 30g dried brown seaweed, like kelp
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 100g very thinly sliced fillet steak
  • Salt
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon very finely chopped garlic
  • 1½ litres of cold water

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Soak seaweed in water until it becomes soft, then drain and cut into 2.5cm pieces.
  2. In a medium pot, heat sesame oil over medium heat. Add beef, pinch of salt and 1 tsp soy sauce. Fry for one minute.
  3. Add seaweed, remaining soy sauce and stir-fry gently again for another minute.
  4. Pour in enough water to cover ingredients; bring to a boil.
  5. When it is boiling, add garlic and rest of water.Simmer for 30 minutes, then serve.

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