Jokbal (Korean Style Pigs' Feet)
Jokbal is a traditional Korean dish made of pigs' feet or hocks. It is considered to be a healthy dish and sometimes the broth is made with hanyak (한약), or Korean traditional herbs and medicine. This is not a dish that everyone will like -- it has a unique chewy texture and taste. Usually, jokbal is served as an appetizer or side dish. It is also served as an anju, which is a Korean dish for drinking with, because it is believed to help with the effects of alcohol.
- 4 pork hocks
- 1/2 tsp coffee
- 2 large, thin pieces of ginger
- 1/2 tsp Korean soy sauce
- Shrimp sauce for garnish (새우젖 양념)
- several tbsp Korean fermented baby shrimp (saewoojut 새우젖)
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1 tsp hot pepper powder
- 1 tsp ground garlic
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp sesame powder
- 1 tsp chopped scalions
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice (you can replace w/vinegar)
- Fill a deep pot with water. Add the coffee, ginger, soy sauce and pigs' feet. Bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce to heat to medium -- simmer about 2 hours.
- Remove the bone out of the hocks and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (longer is better).
- Prepare the shrimp garnish -- mix together all of the ingredients. You can also wash some lettuce leaves or napa cabbage leaves for garnish and to serve with.
- Take the pigs feet out of the refrigerator and slice very thinly. Serve with shrimp sauce that you made and garnish with lettuce or cabbage leaves.
Serving Size: 3-4
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Preparation Time: 30 minutes