A can of spam makes very easy kimchi jjigae (stew). You will need only 4 ingredients, and all you need to do is to dump them in a pot and simmer.
Spam Kimchi Jjigae (Stew)
This super easy kimchi jjigae calmed my Korean food cravings after indulging the deep-fried turkey feast for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving feast is always fabulous but it is also tiring after slaving myself in the kitchen all day.
Besides, I got busy taking all the Christmas stuff out to decorate the house afterward. I simply didn’t have much energy to cook. But I gotta eat, you know. So here I am. I am going to show you how I made this Easy Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi stew) with a can of Spam.
Only 4 ingredients and you will get a nice pot of kimchi jjigae that can awaken your soul for the spirit of Christmas. All because I found a container of store-bought kimchi I purchased about 2 month ago that I totally forgot about its existence… (I left it in my 2nd fridge where I don’t check often)
I used a can of spam because that’s what I happened to have. You can use pork belly, instead, if you want to go all natural. I think I deserve to be lazy this week. Anyway, here is the world’s easiest kimchi jjigae recipe and it tastes fantabulous…
How To Make Easy Kimchi Jjigae With Spam
Only 4 ingredients this time and I’m LOVING it!
Slice onion and spread on the bottom of stew pot.
Here is the can of spam in case you never seen it before.
But I stick with my original plan. Slice the spam babe.
Scatter half the spam on top of onion…
Here is my forgotten kimchi. Very, very fermented…, Oh, Lord! the smell…! You MUST use very fermented kimchi for the stew recipe.
Just dump over onion and spam in the pot.
Put the rest of spam slices on top.
Pour chicken stock just enough to cover your kimchi…
Put the lid on but leave a little space so it doesn’t boil over.
Reduce heat to low. Cover completely with lid and simmer for 20 -25 minutes until kimchi gets tender. Your stew will taste even better on the next day.
Turn your Christmas music on, grab a bowl of rice, and indulge yourself with a humble Korean stew.
After all, it all began in a humble stable far far away, long long ago.
Easy Kimchi Jjigae with Spam
- 1 1/2 lb fermented kimchi
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 12 oz can low sodium spam sliced
- 2 1/2 cup or more low sodium chicken stock
- In a pot place onion on the bottom, and put half the spam on top. Evenly distribute kimchi slices over and put the rest of the spam slices on top of kimchi.
- Pour chicken stock over enough to cover the kimchi. Boil first and reduce the heat to low. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes until kimchi gets tender.
- Serve hot with rice. The stew tastes better on the next day.