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made in MyKitchen | kkomak muchim / Korean seasoned cockles

i made a batch of this banchan yesterday.. see, the Korean dining concept suits our (hubs and myself) current lifestyle at the moment.. hubs is often outstation for work, and i follow him sometimes and sometimes i choose to stay at home.. whenever he’s not around and i’m dining alone, having several types of banchan in the fridge makes everything a whole lot easier.. i can just cook a big batch of rice to last several days and have it with ready made side dishes.. a quick reheating in the microwave oven is all it takes to produce a warm dinner for one..

one of my favorite banchan at the moment is kkomak muchim, a seasoned cockles dish that i learned through another blog.. i forgot which, as i came upon it quite some time ago.. will update as soon as i can find it..

anyway, this dish is not really for everyone, as it’s a cold dish, and there are people out there that may not like cold, seasoned cockles.. so, try the recipe out if you wish.. though don’t expect too much from it.. it’s meant as a side dish, and should be enjoyed as such, along with other side dishes..

KKOMAK MUCHIM/KOREAN SEASONED COCKLES

Ingredients :

  • fresh cockles
  • garlic, finely chopped
  • bird eye chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • red chillies, chopped
  • spring onion, chopped
  • coriander or chinese parsley, chopped
  • white sesame seeds
  • gochujang/Korean red pepper paste
  • gochugaru/Korean dried red pepper flakes
  • mirin/sweet cooking rice wine
  • a bit of sesame oil
  • brown sugar
  • fine sea salt

Method :

  • rinse cockles and scrub the shells clean with a brush
  • rinse cockles until the water is clear
  • boil the cockles until just cooked
  • drain the cockles and set aside to cool
  • remove cockle meat from the shells
  • in a bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients
  • taste, adjust seasonings if needed
  • mix the cockle meat with the seasoning
  • serve, and enjoy

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This entry was posted on Saturday ~ December 6, 2014 by in fish & shellfish, made in MyKitchen and tagged , , , , , , , .

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