Miyako guk, also known as seaweed soup, is a traditional Korean dish typically served during special occasions, such as weddings and birthdays. The soup is made with miyeok (seaweed) and beef broth and is considered a comfort food for many Koreans. It is believed to have many health benefits, including aiding digestion and boosting immunity. In this recipe, we will show you how to make a delicious miyeok guk that will bring a taste of Korea to your dinner table.
- 2 cups of miyeok (seaweed)
- 4 cups of beef broth
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of ginger, grated
- 2 tablespoons of green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- Soak the miyeok in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
- In a large pot, add the beef broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper.
- Add the miyeok to the pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired.
- Serve the soup hot with a sprinkle of green onions or sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Uses/Benefits of Seaweed and Miyeok Guk
Seaweed is a type of edible algae that is high in essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is a great source of dietary fibre and protein, and is known to aid in digestion and boost immunity. Miyeok guk is a great way to get the benefits of seaweed in a delicious and comforting dish. It is also believed to help promote lactation in nursing mothers and bring good luck when eaten on special occasions.
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