Quick and easy Korean spicy stir-fried pork with no marination needed. Everything comes together fast but still delicious for an easy weeknight meal!
I’ve been having lazy days after work. It’s hot outside and work has been super busy which means, once I leave work I don’t want to do more work at home! I’ve found that certain types of Korean meat come together super easily for a nice quick meal and so I looked into Kim Soo-Mi’s latest.
What is jumulleok?
The different of stir-fried pork dishes can be confusing (to me and even my mom!). Like I mentioned in the Spicy Pork Duruchigi recipe, there’s gochujang dweji bulgogi (spicy Korean red pepper paste pork), jeyuk bokkeum (spicy stir-fried pork), spicy pork duruchigi and now today, pork jumulleok! At one point, I was under the impression that jumulleok was a beef-type barbeque but it actually refers to the marinade!
Ju mul leo means to “massage”. So jumulleok refers to massaging the meat and sauce! While jeyuk bokkeum often has a recommended marinading time, with jumulleok, you just need to make the sauce, massage it into the meat and cook! Time saved!
This is perfect for weekday dinner prepping too. It takes only 5 minutes to put the sauce together but I am sometimes too exhausted to even take out the ingredients to make the sauce after an long day of work. Here comes perfect meal prepping. On Sunday (or a day I have energy), I’ll make a larger batch of the sauce and place it in an air-tight container. Then, when we want to eat it, I just marinate the meat and eat! So easy.
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Daeji Jumulleok (Korean spicy pork stir-fry)
- 400 g pork
- ½ onion
- 1 pepper
- 1 green onion
- Pinch of roasted sesame seeds - optional
- ½ tsp ginger original recipe 1 tsp
- 1 Tbsp maesil
- 1 ½ Tbsp minced garlic original recipe 1 Tbsp
- 3 Tbsp gochujang
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- In a large bowl, mix the sauce ingredients together. Set side.
- Slice the onions and pepper. Chop the green onion into long strips. Cut the thin pork slices into bite size pieces.
- Add the pork pieces into the large sauce bowl. Massage and mix the meat with the sauce so the marinade evenly coats the meat.
- Toss in the onions, pepper and green onion.
- Heat a medium frying pan on medium heat, once warm, add in the pork mixture. Slowly mix the pork on the frying pan, increase the heat to high and allow the meat to cook evenly. Continue to cook until the meat is cooked through and lightly caramelized.
- Optional - top with sesame seeds.
- Serve with a bowl of hot rice and some perilla leaves or lettuce to wrap the meat in!