Thursday, April 27, 2023

Gochujang Potato Stew

From here


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 5 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang, plus more to taste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey or dark brown sugar
  • 1 pound baby gold or fingerling potatoes, large ones halved
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or butter beans, rinsed
  • 1 large bunch Tuscan kale, stems and leaves chopped (6 packed cups)
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Sour cream and chopped flat-leaf parsley (both optional), for serving


  1. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high. Melt the butter and add the onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and gochujang, and stir until heated through and fragrant, just a few seconds.
    1. Stir in the vegetable broth, soy sauce, honey, potatoes and beans. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high, then reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle boil. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, then add the kale. (It will seem like a lot at first but will wilt down considerably.) Tamping down the kale, continue gently boiling the covered stew, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and the broth is thickened to your liking, 10 to 20 minutes. Taste the broth and add more salt, pepper and gochujang as desired.
    2. Serve the stew alongside white rice and, for coolness against the heat, top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley, if using.

    • Chop the potatoes finer
    • More greens!