Kimchi Pork with Tofu


Dad had a couple of friends over for drinks. I prepared some side dishes for them to go along. One of the dishes is Kimchi Pork with Tofu. Tofu is refreshing and healthy (lower cholestorol apparently). Place some of the kimchi mixture on top of the tofu, the whole combination is appetizing….Yummy! They loved it!🖒🖒💖💖

Serves: 3 to 4
4 slices bacon, cut into bite size
5 oz pork butt, loin or any cut you prefer, cut into bite size
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 Tbs. mirin
2 cups kimchi, cut into bite sizes
1 Tbs.gochugaru, Korean red pepper flakes (Optional)
Pinch of sugar,
¼ tsp salt
Some black pepper
3 spring onions
1 red chili for garnishing
1 block (14 oz) firm or extra firm tofu
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 tsp sesame seeds

1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat; add bacon and cook until its edges are brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

2. When the skillet is coated with bacon fat, add pork and season pork with small pinch of salt and pepper, about ⅛ tsp each. Cook pork until golden about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add sliced onion and cook until onion soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mirin and deglaze bottom of skillet.

4. When mirin is evaporated, add kimchi, gochugaru, sugar, salt and pepper. Stirring occasionally and cook them until kimchi has soften, about 4 to 5 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, cut tofu into halves (into 2 rectangles) and slice into ½-inch thin squares. Place on a microwave safe dish, cover with plastic wrap. Heat up for 2 minutes or until tofu is warm.

6. Add chopped spring onions and chili into skillet and stir one last time. Place cooked kimchi and pork mixture on a side of serving plate and place warm tofu slices on another side.

7. Drizzle sesame oil on top of kimchi mixture and sprinkle green onion and chili for garnish. Crush sesame seeds between your finger tips and sprinkle right on top of both tofu and kimchi.

8. Place the kimchi mixture on top of tofu and enjoy!


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