Korean clam broth - Jogaetang

Korean clam broth - Jogaetang

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

A warming seafood broth that's easy to make and low fat, great for a simple but special meal when you're short on time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal61
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt1g
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  • 500g medium-sized clams, rinsed (see below)
  • 1 tbsp gochujang chilli paste or white miso if you don't want it to be spicy


    Gochujang is a Korean condiment with a sweet-hot-salty flavour made from red chillies, fermented…

  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, whites finely sliced, greens roughly chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 handfuls beansprouts


    been sp-rowts

    The two most common beansprouts are the green-capped mung bean

  • 1 green chilli, cut into matchsticks
  • toasted sesame oil, to serve
  • cooked rice, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • kimchi or pickled cucumber, to serve



    Kimchi is a Korean family of well over 100 different vegetable pickles eaten as a side dish, a…


  1. Drain the rinsed clams well and place them in a saucepan (with a lid) that fits them in a single layer. Pour over cold water to just cover (about 750ml should do it), then stir in the chilli paste, the garlic and the spring onion whites.

  2. Cover with a lid, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer gently for 2-3 mins until the clams have all opened. Turn off the heat and stir through the beansprouts and chilli. Season with salt to taste, and decant into one large or two smaller bowls. Top with the spring onion greens and a drizzle of sesame oil, and enjoy with rice and something sharp like kimchi or pickled cucumber. You’ll need soup spoons and a bowl for the empty shells.

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patlim's picture
27th Oct, 2019
This hits the spot! I added tofu to bulk it up. YUMMY!!!
7th Jul, 2016
Restorative and delicious. I serve this between the 2 of us and sometimes add tiger prawns and mussels, or oysters. Great for 5:2 diet
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