Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Honghap Tang (홍합탕)

Green Mussel soup or Honghap Tang is extremely easy to prepare. Because the dish is simple on its own, you can taste the refreshing flavor of the sea as you take a sip of its piping hot soup. Remember to buy only fresh and alive green mussels.

Green Mussel Soup
Honghap Tang (홍합탕)

  • 500g green mussels
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 tbs salt

  1. Clean the green mussels with cold water. Scrub the shells clean and pull out or cut the beard.
  2. Put in the pot and add water until its 2 inches above the green mussels. Cook on high.
  3. Peel the onions and chop it up. Peel ginger and cut it into thin matchsticks. Peel and crush garlic. Slice the tomato into wedges.
  4. Toss all of them in the pot. Boil it for 10 min.
  5. Add the green onions and cook for another 3 min.

Tip: Consume your green mussels within 24 hours of purchase. Heat only twice. Freezing and thawing multiple times loses the integrity of your shellfish. Buy only fresh and alive shellfish.

No comments:

Post a Comment