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Korean Style Spicy Penne

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Sorry for my lack of recipe posts recently, it's not that I'm not cooking or on a diet and in fact, I've been a very dutiful wife, cooking lots of yummy food for the wild boar. Just that I have been cooking lots of stuff I crave for which are mostly old recipes that I have posted.

I had my mind set on Jajangmyeon - Noodles in Black Bean Sauce earlier this week, but found out I had no black bean sauce after stir frying the minced meat. I stood in front of the fridge in awe starring at where the black bean sauce was supposed to be for quite awhile. I was so disappointed I just took whatever sauces were around. No jajangmyeon but spicy penne. Well at least I had my Korean noodle fix and it was very tasty.

spicy penne korean style

Ingredients: serves 3-4

  • 250g penne
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 tbs gochujang
  • 1 tbs soy bean paste
  • 1 tbs tomato concentrate
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Light soy sauce
  • Sugar


  • Heat up a bit of oil in a pan.
  • Saute onions until soft.
  • Add minced pork, stir fry until browned and dry.
  • Mix in gochujang, soy bean paste, tomato concentrate and water.
  • Stir fry until slightly dry.
  • Cook penne in a large pot of boiling water according to the pasta packaging instructions. Drain.
  • Add cooked penne to spicy meat sauce. Add a bit of water if too dry and hard to mix.
  • Add light soy sauce and sugar to taste.

I am sending this dish to Ruth of once upon a feast who is hosting this week's Presto Pasta Night.

presto pasta nights

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