Recipe: 애호박 나물 Ae-Hobak Namul (Sauteed Zucchini)
Although it’s technically a fruit, the mild-tasting squash can take on whatever flavors you wish to add, whether sweet or savory.
Most hobak namul variations I’ve seen include 새우젓 saeujeot (salted shrimp), but I don’t think you really need it.
애호박나물 Ae-Hobak Namul
1 small zucchini, cut in half and julienne
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
pinch of sweet California pepper powder
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds, crushed
pinch of black pepper
pinch of salt (if you’re making this for bibimbap, it’s optional)
- Julienne zucchini approximately 1/8-inch thick. I set my mandoline on the No. 2 setting.
- Heat perilla oil in a saute pan or wok over medium-high heat. Saute zucchini with garlic and pinch of red pepper powder until the zucchini begins to sweat.
- Turn off the heat, and add the sesame seeds.