Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup (Jjamppong) #SundaySupper

Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen is hosting A Soul Warming #SundaySupper on November 4th. These are dishes that we turn to to keep us warm during the cooler fall and winter season. Hurricane Sandy has left us without power and heat this week. I can’t wait to get our power back to start trying some of these recipes! 

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Jjamppong is a spicy Korean-Chinese noodle soup. Korean-Chinese, you ask? Yes, dishes like tang soo yook (sweet-and-sour pork) or jjang jjang myun (noodles with black bean sauce) or kkang pung saewoo (spicy fried shrimp) to name a few examples. Obviously there’s some influence from Korea’s neighbor on its northwest border, China. The first time I had jjamppong was in a small restaurant in a strip mall in Maryland just north of D.C. with my brother. A fellow diner was slurping a huge bowlful of this soup and I wanted the same. Wow. I quickly became a fan. Simple, flavorful, and satisfying.

The noodles can be found in the frozen section of your local Korean market and is labeled as kalguksu or noodles for jjang jjang myun. You can also substitute pasta such as linguine fini if an Asian market is not readily accessible. This soup is also known as the “Hangover Soup”. The heat is a slow gradually burn and before you know it, you’ve sweat out all the “impurities” from the night before. After a bowlful of this soup, you’re alert, awake , and ready to go!

I made this soup for the first time this past weekend and was surprised at how easy it was to make. I enjoyed this soup for 3 days straight! The shrimp and squid makes for a nuanced and flavorful broth. A few notes – make sure you have all the ingredients ready and in place because you have to work quickly. This soup is traditionally made with pork loin, but I substituted chicken thighs. I also substituted baby bok choy for Napa this time around since my local Whole Foods was out of Napa cabbage.

Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup (Jjamppong)

2 generous servings or 3-4 “normal” servings

14 ounces kalguksu noodles, linguine fini is a good substitute

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoon kochugaru (red pepper powder), more for more heat
6 ounces chicken thighs (about 2 skinless boneless thighs), thinly sliced

2 Tablespoon minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves)
1 Tablespoon minced ginger
2 ounces baby spinach
8 ounces Napa cabbage or bok choy, sliced thinly crosswise
2 ounces carrot julienned (about 1 small carrot)
2 scallions, cut into 2-inch sections
7 shiitake mushrooms, cut thinly (about 3 ounces)
2 squids, cleaned and cut crosswise
8-10 shrimp, cleaned and deveined
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt (or more for taste)

1 – Prepare noodles as per package instructions on the package. Portion a mound of noodles in a large soup bowl.

2 – Heat wok over high heat. The wok is ready when drops of water dance across the pan and evaporate quickly.

3 – Add oil, red pepper powder, and chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through.

4 – Add garlic, ginger, spinach, cabbage, carrot, scallions, mushrooms. Cook until tender, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and squid. Cook for about another 30 seconds.

5 – Add water and salt. Bring to a boil.

6 – Ladle even portions of soup, seafood, and vegetables among each  bowl.

7 – Serve hot and enjoy.

We have over 50 contributors this week, bringing you their best warm you up dishes.  We have everything from stews, soups, main entrees and even some hot drinks and desserts.

Just look at the list below that is coming to the #SundaySupper table this week!

Main Entrees: 
Carrot, Parsnip and Lentil Casserole  – Happy Baking Days
Chicken with Herbed Dumplings – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Chicken pot pie – Gotta Get Baked
Cholula Chicken Enchiladas – Kwistin’s Favorites
Eggplant Parmesan – The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Roasted Roots and Fruits with Sausage – Shockingly Delicious

Chili/Stews:
Beer-Braised Beef – Sustainable Dad
Bigos {Authentic Polish Hunter’s Stew} – From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Brunswick Stew and Rice – Big Bear’s Wife
Calico Beans – Home Cooking Memories
Carbonnade Flamande – The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chicken Cacciatore {Hunter Style Stew} with Easy Creamy Polenta –Webicurean
Chicken & Mushroom Stew On Egg Noodles –  Galactosemia in PDX
Cowboy Beef Stew – Comfy Cuisine 
Ham and String Beans –  Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Hearty Moose Meatball Stew – Mrs. Mama Hen
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Lentil and Chorizo Stew – Vintage Kitchen Notes
Seafood Gumbo and Soul Warming #SundaySupper Wine Pairings – ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Soul Warming Hearty Beef Stew – In The Kitchen With KP

Soups:
30 Minute Black Bean Soup – Supper for a Steal
Black Bean Soup – Basic and Delicious 
Black Bean Soup with Hot Roast Pepper Cream – The Lovely Pantry
Canadian Beer Cheese Soup – Juanita’s Cocina
Chicken Soup with Dumplings – The Messy Baker
Chicken Tortilla Soup – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup – Damn Delicious
Easy Chicken and Dumplings – My Catholic Kitchen
Easy Italian Wedding Soup – Family Foodie
Easy Wonton Soup – Soni’s Food
French Onion Soup – Momma’s Meals
Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings – I Run For Wine
Lasagna Soup – Cravings of a Lunatic
Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup – Mangiamo
Lentil and Bacon Soup – Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Lentil Soup with Spinach – Mama’s Blissful Bites
Peppery Mulligatawny Soup with Cherry Tomatoes & Cilantro – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Pozolillo Verde {Green Chicken & Corn Pozole} – La Cocina de Leslie
Red Lentil Soup with Crispy Aromatic Coriander – Chattering Kitchen
Roasted Jalapeno Soup – Chocolate Moosey
Rule of Thirds Soup – What Smells So Good?
Seafood Chowder – Noshing with the Nolands
Spanish Garlic Soup – Pippi’s In The Kitchen Again
Spicy Gumbo Z’herbes – Pescetarian Journal
Spicy Korean Brisket Soup {Yukgaejang} – Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup {Jjamppong} – Kimchi Mom
Spicy Udon Noodle Soup – My Trials In The Kitchen
Turkey Noodle Soup – Magnolia Days
Tuscan Bean Soup  – The Wimpy Vegetarian
Twisted Chicken Noodle Soup – The Meltaways
Warm You Up Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup - Daily Dish Recipes

Desserts/Beverages:
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
White Hot Chocolate with Orange – GirliChef

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