Hi everyone. Today I will introduce a delicious Korean sea mustard soup called 미역국 in Korean. I already posted a beef version of soup before. This time, I will use clams for this soup. It is a very nutritious and tasty soup. The clams give the broth a good flavor that matches well with the soft and chewy seaweed. Try this someday. 🙂
Yield: 4 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GiChim (기침) = Cough
- CotMul (콧물) = Runny Nose
- 1 oz Dried Sea Mustard (2 Cups Soaked)
- 1 lb Fresh or Frozen Clams
- 6 Cups Water
- 1 Tbsp Garlic, Minced
- 1 Tbsp Soup Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Sempio Yondu, Rich (Optional)
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
Obtain about 1 oz of dried sea mustard, which is a type of seaweed.
Soak the dried seaweed in cold water for about 5 minutes. This will make it soft. After 5 minutes, drain out the water.
Cut the soaked seaweed into bite-sized pieces. You will get about 2 cups of seaweed.
Obtain 1 lb of fresh or frozen clams. Mine were frozen cooked clams, so I just washed them in water to thaw them and drain out the water. If you use fresh clams, cook the washed clams in about 6½ cups of water. Once the water starts to boil, cook the clams for about 5 minutes on medium-high. You will get about 6 cups of clam broth from it. Keep the cooked clams and the broth separately.
Add the seaweed and 1 Tbsp of sesame oil in a heated pot. Fry for about 2 minutes on medium.
If you are using cooked frozen clams like me, just pour about 6 cups of water into a pot. If you use fresh clams, pour that 6 cups of clam broth in this step. Once it starts to boil, cook for 10 minutes on medium.
10 minutes later, add 1 Tbsp of minced garlic, 1 Tbsp of soup soy sauce, and 1 Tbsp of Sempio’s Yondu, Rich.
Yondu is optional, so if you do not have Yondu, you can use 2 Tbsp of soup soy sauce instead or adjust the saltness with salt or soup sauce to your tastes. Cook for about 10 minutes on medium.
And then add the prepared clams into the pot.
Once it starts to boil again, cook for 5 more minutes, and then turn off the heat. When the clams are completely cooked and the soup gets a nice greenish color, the soup is done.
Serve it with cooked rice, kimchi, and other Korean side dishes. My boys all loved it. Enjoy!
Hi Aeri – Welcome back to your cooking routine! I just found that the youtube is not working. Maybe you can have a look as I expect many readers would want to see your new recipe! Thanks,
Aeri Lee says
Oh.. thank you for telling me about the video. I just fixed it. I’m sorry for slow posting. I’m so thankful that my readers wait for my new recipes. Thanks.
안녕하세요, Aeri님. 요리를 처음 시작하면서 Aeri님 유튜브 영상을 많이 보는데요. 처음에는 동영상이 많아서 뭐부터 따라할지 복잡하고 그랬는데 꽤 많이 따라하면서 새로운 영상이 기대되네요. 왜 더이상 유튜브에 올리지 않으세요? 빨리 돌아오셨으면 좋겠네요. ^^
Aeri Lee says
한국분이시네요. 너무 반가워요. 요즘에 저희가 새로운 곳으로 이사를 하고.. 이런 저런 일이 생기면서 레서피를 많이 올리지 못하고 있네요. 히~~ 죄송해요. 그래도 이렇게 빨리 돌아와달라는 글을 받으니 힘이 많이 나는데요. 너무 감사해요. 네..맛있는 레서피 비디오 들고 곰방 돌아올게요. ^^ 자주 놀러와서 저와 수다떨어 주세요. ㅎㅎㅎ
Hello, Aeri, it i so wonderful to have a person like you to teach us your nice and delicious korean recipes….I am brazilian, living in São Paulo and a lover of your food…I also can cook very well and you are the right person to teach me more< there are so many recipes that I always wanted to learn and never had the opportunity like this one. Thank you very much for all your help my dear Aeri.
Aeri Lee says
Nice to meet you, Marise. I’m so happy to hear that you are interested in Korean cooking. Thanks to internet, I can meet a person like you from Brazil. ^^ Hope to see you more often here. thanks
Joseph Chai-whan Kim says
Looks delicious! Love the short Korean lessons too!
Aeri Lee says
hi Joseph Chai-whan Kim,
Thank you ^^
Thank you for all your recipies, I follow your instructions since many years 😉
I am pregnant now and was wondering if you know about any traditional foods women in Korea eat during pregnancy and after the child is born? I would ask this to my mom, but she passed away some years ago and could not find much about it, so maybe you have some tips for me?
Thank you ^^
Wow… congratulations on your pregnancy. I’m happy for you. Is it your first baby? I’m sorry to hear that your mom passed away, I bet you miss your mom and her delicious Korean food a lot. About your question.. yes.. you got the right recipe.. sea mustard soup is the main food we eat after giving a birth in Korea… 🙂 You can try different version of sea mustard soup..but my best recommendation for you is.. beef sea mustard soup.. 🙂 I already have a recipe for it too, so please check it out. other than sea mustard soup.. .. any food you can enjoy will be good for both you and baby.. 🙂 Stay healthy and happy… I wonder when is your due date… Good luck. 🙂
Thank your answer, condolations and congratulation (it’s all so close together 🙂 )
It’s my second and will join us in Summer ^^ I am teaching my husband to cook mustard sop now, both with clams and with beef 😉
Thank you and stay healthy 🙂
Wow, again.. I’m so happy for you and your family. I hope all your pregnancy process goes smooth and meet your healthy and beautiful baby this summer. hehe.. yep.. teach your husband how to make sea mustard soup… 🙂 good job ~~~ Thank you.