JeYuk BokkEum is a Korean spicy fried pork dish. It is as popular as BulGoGi in Korea. Once you marinate this pork, you can keep some uncooked in the freezer to fry and eat later. Like BulGoGi and SamGyumSal (Korean grilled meats), we wrap the cooked meat with lettuce and different kinds of vegetables: garlic, onion, carrots, cucumbers, sesame leaves, napa cabbage, and so on. Try this awesome dish soon. 😀
Yield: 3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- JeYuk (제육) = Pork
- DwaeJiGoGi (돼지고기) = Another name for pork
- 2½ Cups Pork (Shoulder or Loin)
- ½ Onion
- 2 Green Onions
- 1 Green Hot Pepper
- 1 Red Hot Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Cooking Wine
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- 5 Tbsp Red Pepper Paste
- 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Powder
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ¼ Apple (4 Tbsp Apple Sauce)
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- ½ Tbsp Sesame Oil
Cut 2½ cups of pork (shoulder or loin) thinly.
To get rid of the bad meat flavor, and make the pork tender, add 1 Tbsp of cooking wine, ¼ tsp of salt, and ¼ tsp of black pepper. Set it aside for at least 10 minutes.
Cut ½ of an onion into ½-inch pieces. Cut 2 green onions and 2 peppers into 1-inch pieces.
Grind ¼ of a sweet apple in a mixer. You can use 4 Tbsp of applesauce instead. Depending on your tastes, you can use other kinds of sweet fruit juice such as pineapple, Asian pear, orange, or tangerine. I like using an apple. Fruit juice not only gives good flavor, but it also makes your pork tender.
In a bowl, combine the pork, onion, 5 Tbsp of red pepper paste, 1 Tbsp of red pepper powder, 1 Tbsp of soy sauce, 1 Tbsp of minced garlic, 4 Tbsp juice from an apple (or apple sauce), 2 Tbsp of sugar, and ½ Tbsp of sesame oil.
Mix all of the ingredients together. Cover it with plastic wrap, and marinate it for at least 3 hours.
Pour the marinated pork in a slightly oiled pan. Fry it until the meat is completely cooked on medium-high.
Add the green onions and hot peppers. Fry 1 or 2 more minutes, then turn off the heat.
Wow, it looks very delicious, doesn’t it? 😉
You can wrap this meat with lettuce, sliced garlic, sesame leaves, and/or cucumber and also eat it with your rice. Enjoy! 😀