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    KOREAN SOUL BOWL WITH BIMIBAP DRESSING

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    By Nadine Smith

    This combination of ingredients is simple to prepare and a joy to eat.  With the inclusion of quinoa, egg, raw vegetables and seaweed, this soul bowl is high in protein, zinc and iron and quickly puts a pep in your step.

    Serves 4 

    For the Bimibap dressing:

    • 2 tbs Gochujang*
    • 2 tbs tomato sauce
    • 1 tbs soy sauce
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1tsp grated ginger
    • 1/2tsp grated garlic
    • 1tsp lime juice

    *Gochujang is a Korean paste made with fermented chillies, glutinous rice and soybeans and can be found in Supermarkets or Asian grocers. 

    In a small bowl combine the dressing ingredients and taste – it should be equally sweet, tart & spice. Set aside.

    To make the soul bowl

    • 3 cups tri-coloured quinoa, steamed then fluffed with a fork and seasoned to taste. Keep warm
    • I whole roasted Chicken, meat shredded, bones discarded
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • 1 cup cabbage, finely shredded 
    • 1 cup fennel bulb, finely shredded
    • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
    • Salt flakes 
    • 1/2 lime, juiced
    • 1 avocado, hulled and cut into quarters
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 tbs Grapeseed oil

    To Serve

    • Coriander sprigs
    • Pickled ginger
    • Kewpie Mayonnaise
    • Roasted Nori Seaweed 
    • Sesame Seeds

    Method

    In a shallow bowl, combine the carrot, cabbage, fennel and spring onions. Season with a generous pinch of salt flakes and a squeeze of lime juice. Toss to combine.

    Equally divide the streamed quinoa across 4 individual bowls. Top with the vegetable slaw, chicken pieces, quarter of an avocado, pickled ginger, coriander, nori and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

    Heat a non-stick pan over a moderately high heat, add the grapeseed oil and fry the eggs to get a lovely crisp outer whilst the yolk stays soft and warm. Top each bowl with a crispy egg and serve immediately alongside the Bimibap sauce and Kewpie mayo.

     

     

     

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