One of my Korean friends gave me some very fresh Korean green sweet peppers from her garden. Wow! They were so fresh and delicious! We call this pepper “putgochu” (풋고추) in Korean. We could not find an English name for this pepper. The skin is a little thick and the texture is crunchy. It is not very spicy compared to other hot peppers. It even has a little sweet flavor to it. It is good eaten raw, dipped in soybean paste, or used in meat wrapping. Today, I will show you how to make a simple side dish using it. I still have more peppers left, so I will post another recipe using them later. Expect it. 😉
Yield: 1 Cup
Short Korean Lesson
- Gan (간) = Liver
- SimJang (심장) = Heart
⏰ The video for this recipe will be started at 4:50.
- 8 Korean Pepper (1 Cup, or 5 oz)
- ¼ Cup Onion
- 2 Tbsp Soybean Paste
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
- ¼ tsp Sugar
Find about 8 Korean green sweet peppers called putgochu in Korean. Since I couldn’t get them, I will use about 4 long green peppers today. If you like spicy food, they are great.
Wash the peppers and cut them into ½-inch chunks. You do not have to remove the seeds since they are not that spicy. You will get about 1 cup worth of pepper chunks. We also need ¼ cup worth of onion chopped into little pieces.
Add the peppers and onion into a bowl and season it with 2 Tbsp of soybean paste, ¼ tsp of sugar, and 1 tsp of sesame seeds.
Mix everything together and you got one delicious side-dish. I hope you can try these simple, yet super delicious Korean side-dishes someday.
Serve it with rice, other Korean side dishes, and soup. Enjoy. 🙂