A easy Korean facet dish made with watercress! It’s a good way to include this wholesome vegetable into your weight loss plan.
As I discussed in my sigeumchi namul put up, namul is the final time period that refers to a seasoned vegetable facet dish. An infinite variety of farm-grown or wild greens are used to make nauml dishes in Korea. One in all my favorites, which may simply be discovered right here in America, is watercress. I like its barely bitter, spicy and peppery style. When evenly cooked, watercress has that crunchy and chewy texture Korean namul is understood for.
Do you know watercress ranked primary on the US Facilities for Illness Management’s Powerhouse Fruits and Greens record? It’s loaded with many essential vitamins equivalent to essential nutritional vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin Okay. Now you have got one other watercress recipe to include the wholesome vegetable into your weight loss plan!
Though it’s not a typical vegetable in Korea, watercress could be very comparable in texture and style to minari (미나리, water dropwort) however barely extra bitter and peppery. When minari (aka Korean watercress) shouldn’t be obtainable, I take advantage of watercress in its place in dishes equivalent to agujjim and daegutang.
Watercress namul is ready similar to siguemchi (spinach) namul. Actually, many Korean namul dishes are ready the identical or comparable means — blanching the greens and seasoning with just a few fundamental components. Do this recipe with different inexperienced greens equivalent to child kale and minari.
Like spinach, watercress cooks down considerably, so double the recipe for those who’re serving greater than 2 folks or wish to have some leftover for the subsequent day. It’s nice in bibimbap as effectively.
This namul dish will preserve effectively as much as 4 days within the fridge.
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The watercress recipe was initially posted in November 2011. I’ve up to date it with a recipe card, extra data, new photographs and minor enhancements to the recipe.