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This Gochujang jjigae is a beautifully spicy tofu stew from Korea. Completely vegan & packed with asparagus, courgette & sweet potato, enjoy!

Gochujang Jjigae - Spicy Tofu Stew

This Gochujang jjigae is a beautifully spicy tofu stew from Korea. Completely vegan & packed with asparagus, courgette & sweet potato, enjoy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course easy dinner, healthy and easy, Main Course, midweek meals
Cuisine Korean
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 500 ml water or veg stock
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled & chopped into 1 cm cubes
  • 280 g firm tofu chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 1 courgette chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus chopped
  • A little sliced spring onion/crispy shallots/toasted fennel seeds to garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat, sweat onion for 3 or 4 mins. Add garlic & sweat for 1 more min. Stir in paste, cook for 30 seconds. Add water & bring to boil. Add potato & simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a frying pan on high heat add remaining oil. Stir-fry tofu for 4-5 minutes until golden. Reserve.
  • When sweet potato is tender (about 10 minutes), add courgette and asparagus to pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir through tofu & garnish before serving.
Keyword Chilli, gochujang, stew, tofu, vegan, vegetarian