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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry)

by Yejiskitchenstories

Spicy, savory, and addictingly delicious, this Korean spicy pork stir fry will be a crowd-pleaser. Serve it with a side of rice or with lettuce and perilla leaves to have your Korean BBQ at home!

what you’ll need:

  • pork: thinly sliced pork shoulder or pork belly are most commonly used for this dish.
  • soy sauce: any light or regular soy sauce will do.
  • fish sauce: this is optional, but I like that it adds more depth of umami to the marinade.
  • pear juice/puree
  • mirin: if you don’t have mirin use any sake, soju, or rice-cooking wine (any neutral alcohol for cooking).
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • black pepper
  • gochujang (Korean pepper paste): this can be found at any Korean grocery store. You can also omit this and keep this recipe soy sauce-based to make it kid-friendly. I like to add a bit of gochujang and gochujang near the end of cooking for my husband and me, after reserving a portion for my toddler.
  • gochugaru (Korean pepper powder): feel free to add as much or as little as you’d like to your spicy tolerance!
  • Optional add-ins: add any vegetables of choice when cooking to elevate this dish even more! Our household favorites are onions, carrots, and kimchi!

all the details

Marinate the meat

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Using your clean hands or disposable food-safe gloves, gently massage the meat for an even coating of the sauce. Feel free to skip the gochujang and gochugaru if you don’t prefer it to be spicy.

Allow the meat to marinate for at least 1 hour, overnight is even better!

Cook the meat

Heat a bit of oil on a skillet/wok on medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the marinated pork. Using a wooden spoon, stir-fry the meat for 3-5 minutes or until the meat is evenly browned and fully cooked. If adding any vegetables, now is the time to add them to the skillet/wok. Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender with a bite, not overcooked.

This is best served with rice or with a side of steamed medium-firm tofu (my favorite!)

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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry)

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: n/a calories n/a fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs pork belly, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce, light or regular soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup pear juice/puree
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoons ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang, or adjust to your taste
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru
  • Optional add-ins: add any vegetables of choice when cooking to elevate this dish even more! Our household favorites are onions, carrots, and kimchi!

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Using your clean hands or disposable food-safe gloves, gently massage the meat for an even coating of the sauce. (Feel free to skip the gochujang and gochugaru if you don't prefer it to be spicy). Allow the meat to marinate for at least 1 hour, overnight is even better!
  2. Heat a bit of oil on a skillet/wok on medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the marinated pork. Using a wooden spoon, stir-fry the meat for 3-5 minutes or until the meat is evenly browned and fully cooked. If adding any vegetables, now is the time to add them to the skillet/wok. Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender with a bite, not overcooked.
  3. This is best served with rice or with a side of steamed medium-firm tofu (my favorite!)
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