Ojingeo Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Squid) #SundaySupper

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We are up visiting my parents for our last summer hurrah. It's a whole lot of eating and not doing much which I think is perfect before the whirlwind of back to school schedules next week. My mom has been cooking non-stop making sure there is enough food for all us. This means Korean food all day everyday. This means Korean food all day everyday. My dad has his vegetable garden and the bounty has been great for the kids' favorite soup, hobak jun (pan-fried zucchini), ssam, as well as tomatoes and cucumbers to munch on. I don't know if you've noticed, but I have been in a cooking slump for the better part of this year with some sparks of inspiration. And with all this R & R, I'm hoping to get rejuvenated for some more sparks this year! Ojingeo bokkeum is a perennial favorite among Koreans and can be found on most menus of Korean restaurants. Every now and then I crave this dish and order it when I go out, but disappointment quickly ensues when I bite into an oily, rubbery ...

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