Ojingeo Muchim (Spicy squid in vinegar)

This is a typical Korean Anju that we often order from Korean traditional restaurants when we drink.  Also this dish is often served in the best Japanese traditional restaurants in Korea. So this is one of my favourite dishes when I go drinking.In preparing this dish fresh vegetables are seasoned with persimmon vinegar, lemon and with chilli sauce so that the crunchy vegetables give a real kick to your mouth.This dish is especially fragrant with the fresh seaside smell from the squid and the spiciness from the chilli and pepper.

This dish is best served with Chungmu kimbap.

Slice all the vegetables very thinly (around 1 mm) and set aside.Clean your squid and boil it into salt water with a pinch of salt.Drain the water and cut the squid into 2 cm bite sized pieces.

Mix together all the ingredients for marinating the squid in a bowl.
Put in the squid pieces and add the grated garlic.

Mix thoroughly so that the squid is immersed in the spicy flavours.

Then move the squid to a larger bowl for mixing with the sliced vegetables and add some chives and parsley with a garnish of sesame seeds

Tip:  If you want a sharper taste you can add cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Preparation time:  30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Servings:  2-3


You will need to buy these ingredients from a Korean supermarket:

  • Gochujang (Red chilli paste)
  • Toasted sesame seeds or toast them yourself
  • Masilchung (Korean persimmon vinegar)

For the vegetable

  • 80 g roughly cut cabbage leaves
  • 80 g sliced carrots
  • 80 g sliced cucumber
  • 50 g sliced green pepper
  • 50 g sliced shallots
  • 10 g sliced fresh red  or green chilli (optional)
  • 10 g sliced spring onion
  • 2 cloves of grated garlic

For the marinated squid

  • 130 g squid
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chilli paste)
  • 1 tbsp maesilchung (Korean plum vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • A pinch of ground white pepper

2 Comments Add yours

  1. alcynicism says:

    I love squid, so yummy !

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