Hobuk jo rim – Zippy zucchini side dish

zippy zucchini

Want a zucchini recipe that will knock your socks off?  This tangy Asian inspired dish is it! Salty sweet with a little bit of heat and that unassuming vegetable is now the star of the show!

My older sister makes a fabulous version of this with beans but my family doesn’t prefer beans.  Zucchini, on the other hand, is a popular vegetable in this house and I find a way to include it in most meals.  Korean cooking utilizes zucchini as well, but this recipes takes it up a notch! Give it a try.

The recipe:

The time you need: 10 minutes

The things you need:

  • 1 medium – large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 sweet chili sauce
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

The how to:

  • slice the zucchini into medallions
  • mix together in a bowl the soy sauce, brown sugar, sweet chili sauce and red pepper flakes
  • heat up the oil in a wok
  • saute the ginger and garlic until just browned
  • add the zucchini and stir fry on medium to high heat for 3 or 4 minutes
  • add the combined sauce and cover to coat, stir frying for another 1-2 minutes
  • serve and garnish with sesame seeds

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My brown pumpkins with green pumpkins.

2 thoughts on “Hobuk jo rim – Zippy zucchini side dish

  1. I RRRRRREEEEEEAAAAAAALLLLLLLYYYYYYY like how you said ” My brown pumpkins with green pumpkins!! I think that idea was spectaculur!! ( by the way, are zucchinis really pumpkins? )

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