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I’ve never eaten such delicious zucchini before! JUICY Korean Squash Side Dish in 3 Minutes 3분 애호박볶음

Updated: Dec 30, 2023

In less than 3 minutes, you can make yourself a DELICIOUS & JUICY zucchini stir fry! BONUS RECIPE: How to make a simple bibimbap at home with this squash side dish. 🇰🇷쉽고, 빠르고, 맛있는 애호박 양파볶음. 같이 볶으면 훨씬 맛있어요 + 따끈한 밥과 고추장에 비벼 먹어도 맛있습니다. 저녁 고민 끝!

🌱Vegan friends, skip salted shrimp or use YonDu (Plant based flavor enhancer) ⬇️More ingredients below⬇️

Squash Stir Fry Side Dish 애호박 볶음

애호박 EhHoBak = Korean Zucchini/Squash

볶음 BokEum = Stir Fry

반찬 BanChan = Side Dish

FYI - Here in the states, these Korean zucchini/squash are called Mexican Grey squash. See below for what these zucchini/squash are called in Mexico!

(Zucchini is within the same family as squash. Zucchini is generally green in color. Squash can be both green and yellow in color. )

Chapter Timestamp 챕터 시간 코드

0:00 Introduction 인삿말

00:50 Ingredients 재료 준비

02:59 Stir Fry 버섯볶음

05:32 Tasting/Eating Show 맛보기/먹방

07:02 Simple Bibimbap Making

08:59 Calabaza is the name of this Mexican Squash


WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please take a photo of your Zucchini Side Dish when you make it, post it on your social media, and TAG @ModernPepper

🦐Salt Fermented Shrimp RECIPE:


Serving Size: 2 Adults, as a side dish

280 Grams Mexican Squash 애호박

45 Grams Onion 양파

Optional: 3 Dozen Dried Chili Threads 실고추

1 Tablespoon 큰술 Extra Virgin Olive Oil 식용유

2 Pinches Salt 소금 2꼬집

1 Pinch Black Pepper 후추 1꼬집

Stir-Fry Liquid:

¼ Cup 컵 Water 물

1 Teaspoon 작은술 Minced Garlic 다진마늘

1/2 Teaspoon 작은술 Brown Sugar 흑설탕

1/4 Teaspoon 작은술 SayWooJeot (Salt Fermented Shrimp) 새우젓

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Fresh Zucchini Squash, Organic

Fresh Sweet White Onions

Fresh White Garlic

Substitution option for Salt Fermented Shrimp

Fish Sauce 멸치액젓

Shrimp Sauce 새우액젓

🌱Vegan: YonDu 연두 (Plant based flavor enhancer)

Dried Chili Threads 실고추

Sesame Seeds 참깨

Brown Sugar/흑설탕

Extra Virgin Olive Oil/엑스트라 버진 올리브 오일

Korean Microwavable Precooked Rice

Peppercorns/말린 후추 열매

Himalayan Salt & Peppercorns/히말라야 소금 & 말린 후추 열매

Wood Peppermill Grinder/나무 후추 분쇄기

Premium Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set /소금 & 후추 분쇄기

For my greenthumb friends, Mexican Grey Squash Seeds

Professional Non-Stick Fry Pans 12-inch/프라이팬

Designer Non-Stick Fry Pans/명품 프라이팬

Step One

In a small bowl, add the following ingredients and set aside while you prep the vegetables.

  • ¼ Cup 컵 Water 물

  • 1 Teaspoon 작은술 Minced Garlic 다진마늘

  • 1/2 Teaspoon 작은술 Brown Sugar 흑설탕

  • 1/4 Teaspoon 작은술 SayWooJeot (Salt Fermented Shrimp) 새우젓

Step Two

Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Split it long way down the middle. Then slice the zucchini into half moon pieces, about 1/4" thick. If you slice them too thin, it will wilt too quickly and get soggy.

  • 280 Grams Mexican Squash 애호박

Cut the white onion into thin strips, less than 1/4" thick.

  • 45 Grams Onion 양파

Step Three

Preheat your medium size non-stick frying pan on HIGH heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the oil, zucchini slices, salt and pepper. Stir fry on HIGH heat for about 1 minute.

  • 1 Tablespoon 큰술 Extra Virgin Olive Oil 식용유

  • 1 Pinches Salt 소금 1꼬집

  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper 후추 1꼬집

Then add the onion slices and salt, and stir fry quickly on HIGH heat for about 30 seconds.

  • 1 Pinches Salt 소금 1꼬집

Step Four

Tilt your pan, and push the vegetables to the upper half of the frying pan. (You can also rest the frying pan handle on a upside down mug, so it tilts without having to hold the handle up while stir frying). Add the stir-fry liquid made earlier to lower part of the pan, that is directly over the stove fire. With the heat remaining at HIGH, melt and braise the liquid on one side of the pan for about 20 to 30 seconds. Then lower the frying pan, and mix the vegetables together for about 10 seconds, on HIGH heat. Turn off the heat, and add the dried chili threads. Mix quickly and transfer the vegetables immediately to a serving plate. IF YOU LET THE VEGETABLES SIT/REST ON THE FRYING PAN, IT WILL GET SOGGY!

Let the zucchini rest for a few minutes, and as the zucchini cools down, it will release its delicious juices from within. And this seasoned zucchini juice is so YUMMY mixed with warm Korean rice! Click here 07:02 to watch How to make a simple and delicious squash bibimbap.

This squash side dish is also delicious the next day, served chilled!

Bon appétit😋

As always, thank you for cooking Korean food with me!


Now you have to have warm Korean rice with this squash side dish!

🫵YOU🫵 can make Soft & Fluffy RICE at home! Korean Rice COMPLETE TUTORIAL 🇰🇷촉촉한 맛있는 밥짓기

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