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Deodeok-saengchae (Deodeok salad)

Deodeok-saengchae (Institute of Traditional Korean Food)
Deodeok-saengchae (Institute of Traditional Korean Food)
Deodeok-saengchae is thinly ripped deodeok roots mixed with spicy and sour seasonings. Deodeok is referred to as sasam (ginseng from sand). It is high in saponin like ginseng and bellflower roots. In Oriental medicine, it is considered a health food that is good for the stomach and strengthens the lungs, intestines and kidney.

Ingredients

● 300g deodeok roots, 2 cups water, 1/2 tbsp salt

● Seasoning sauce: 1 tbsp sugar, 2 1/2 tsp red pepper paste, 2 tsp ground red pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp minced green onion, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp sesame salt, 1 tbsp vinegar

1. Trim and wash the deodeok roots, skin, and thinly slice them.

2. Soak the sliced roots in salt water for 20 minutes to get rid of the bitter taste. Pat dry with cloths.

3. Press and roll the roots with a wooden roller and rip into long, thin strips.

4. Blend seasoned red pepper paste.

5. Mix the deodeok roots with seasoning sauce.

Tip

● Deodeok roots may be pounded with a wooden mallet after pat drying.

(Adapted from the Institute of Traditional Korean Food)
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