Nakji Bokkeum – Korean Spicy Chilli Octopus

Nakji bokkeum ( 낙지볶음) is a sweet and spicy octopus stir fry dish, considered a classic Korean favourite and is often served with buckwheat noodles or rice. Octopus is a low-calorie food so it is believed to be good for stamina. In Korea, nakji bokkeum is served spicy so people usually eat shellfish soup with it to reduce the sensation of hotness.

Korean Spicy Chilli Octopus Nakji Bokkeum

Nakji Bokkeum - Korean Spicy Chilli Octopus

Nakji bokkeum ( 낙지볶음) is a sweet and spicy octopus stir fry dish, considered a classic Korean favourite and is often served with buckwheat noodles or rice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4
Calories: 235kcal
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

For sauce

  • ¼ cup chilli paste
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

Instructions

  • Wash octopus, cut the legs into 8cm lengths, open head and take out inside, quarter the head. Drain well.
  • Mix all ingredients for sauce
  • Combine sauce with octopus and marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Heat pan on a medium high heat, cook octopus for 3-4 minutes or until done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.71g | Protein: 21.05g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.528g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.944g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 6.56g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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