Jeonbokjuk (Abalone Porridge)

Jeonbokjuk (abalone porridge)

On Jeju Island (Jeju-do, 제주도), where my parents are from, fresh abalone (jeonbok, 전복) are abundant. Porridge made with abalone (jeonbokjuk, 전복죽) is one of the most iconic dishes of the island. When we visited last fall, my cousin, who’s a Jeju native and always happy to show us around, took us to a place famous for its abalone porridge. It was deliciously briny, with a distinct greenish hue and chunky abalone pieces. As my parents would say, that’s how jeonbokjuk should be! So, here’s abalone porridge recipe Jeju-style!

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