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Maneuljjong Muchim (Spicy Garlic Scapes)
A simple side dish made with seasonal garlic scapes! It's super easy and delicious!
garlic scapes, gochujang, maneuljjong
garlic scapes (maneuljjong, 마늘쫑)
gochugaru - adjust to taste
sugar - adjust to taste
Rinse the scapes, and trim off the tough ends and the tips of the buds. Cut them into about 2-inch lengths.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of salt, and drop the garlic scapes in. Leave them in for about 30 seconds. Try one to see if they are tender to your taste.
Drain quickly and plunge them in cold water. Drain well in a strainer.
In a bowl, mix the scapes well with the seasoning ingredients.
If you have maesilcheong (Korean plum syrup), it’s nice for this dish. Use about a tablespoon or to taste. The fruity sweetness and acidity works well with this garlicky vegetable.