Hi, Today, I will teach you how to make a deliciously spicy dish using a unique ingredient, whelk. It’s called 골뱅이 무침 in Korean. 골뱅이 is whelk and 무침 is a type of cooking method in Korean. For muchim, you mix a main ingredient that can be either meat, seafood, sea plant or vegetable with seasoning ingredients like this. GolBaengI MuChim is a popular dish that Korean people eat as a snack when they drink. Of course, people who don’t drink, like me, also can enjoy eating it as a snack or a meal. This dish is great with thin noodles if you have them. The taste is a little spicy, sweet, and sour. Depending on your tastes, you can adjust the amount of sugar and vinegar. It tastes best when just the right amount of sweet and sour flavor is in the dish. Thanks to all the concern and prayers you sent us. Each day I feel better. Thank you so much. I’m such a blessed person to get all the love from different countries. God bless you all.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GolBaengi (골뱅이) = Whelk
- GaRiBi (가리비) = Scallops
- 1 Can Whelk (GolBaengI) (1 Cup)
- 1 Cup Cucumber
- ½ Cup Cabbage or Romain Lettuce
- ½ Cup Onion
- ⅓ Cup Carrot
- ¼ Cup Green Onions
- 5 Perilla Leaves (¼ Cup)
- 1 Tbsp Red Hot Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Green Hot Pepper
- 3 Tbsp Hot Pepper Paste
- 2 Tbsp Vinegar
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Hot Pepper Powder
- ½ Tbsp Soy Sauce
- ½ Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- ½ tsp Garlic, Minced
Get a can of whelk. You can get it in an Asian or Korean store. Drain the liquid from the can.
Rinse the whelk once and drain the water.
If a whelk piece is too big, cut them into bite sized pieces.
Cut 1 cup worth of a seedless cucumber diagonally.
Slice ½ cup of an onion thinly.
Chop 1 handful of cabbage (or Romaine lettuce) into bite sized pieces. If you use cabbage, slice it into thin strips.
Cut ⅓ cup of carrot thinly. Cut 1 hot red pepper and 1 hot green pepper into ½-inch pieces.
Cut 2-3 green onions thinly. I didn’t have sesame leaves, but if you can get them, it would be very good to add 5 of them. Slice them like the cabbage.
In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp of red pepper paste, 1 Tbsp of red pepper powder, ½ Tbsp of soy sauce, 1½ Tbsp of sugar, 2 Tbsp of vinegar, ½ Tsp of minced garlic, and ½ Tbsp of sesame seeds. Mix them all together.
In a large bowl, add all of the Whelks and the prepared vegetables.
Pour the sauce on the vegetables and mix.
Does it looks delicious? If you don’t want to eat sea snails, you can substitute them with boiled squid or shrimp. Thank you! See you again~~~