Shigeumchi Doenjang Guk – 시금치 됀장국 (Spinach Soybean Paste Soup)
Shigeumchi Doenjang Guk – 시금치 됀장국 is a popular soup in Korea. Commonly made in a clam-based broth, the soup is light and refreshing!
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- 1/2 pound any small variety of clams Manila, littleneck clams
- 1 bunch of fresh spinach about 10 ounces
- 8 ounces soybean sprouts kongnamul, 콩나물
- 2 scallions
- 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons doenjang 된장 (Korean fermented soybean paste)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- Rinse and scrub the clams. Place the clams in salted water (1 tablespoon of salt in 2 to 3 cups of water) for 30 minutes or longer to get the clams to spit out the sand.
Trim off the roots from the spinach. Wash thoroughly until there is no more sand in the water. Drain. If your spinach is long, you can cut them in half. Rinse the soybean sprouts a couple of times, discarding any floating skins. Drain. Clean and roughly chop the scallions.
In a large pot, stir the soybean paste into 6 cups of water (preferably the water used to rinse the rice). Bring it to a boil over high heat.
- Add the clams, beansprouts, and garlic. Boil until clams open and the beansprouts are cooked for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Throw in the spinach and scallions, and cook until wilted for a minute or two. Add salt and pepper to taste.