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Korean-Style Noodle Soup with Shrimp

4 Servings

35 minutes

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This is a simplified, not-too-spicy version of haemul jjampong, a fiery Korean seafood and noodle soup. Gochujang, or Korean chili paste, gives the broth a bright red hue, as well as chili heat and a solid dose of umami. Look for gochujang in red bottles or tubs in the international aisle of the grocery store or in Asian markets. We cook the starchy udon noodles directly in the broth to add body to the soup, which also makes this a simple one-pot dinner that can be on the table in about half an hour.



35 minutes


  • 3

    tablespoons neutral oil

  • 2

    bunches scallions, cut into ½-inch lengths, whites and greens reserved separately

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Jennifer B.
January 23, 2024
Beautiful soup!
Fantastic soup. It looks hot but it's not, very pleasantly spiced. Can't go wrong with udon.
Paula N.
May 21, 2023
Korean noodle soupAdded sesame oil and fish sauce for enhanced flavor.Korean noodle soup with gochujang.
Korean noodle soup needed flavor enhanced so I added fish sauce as well as sesame oil. Paula in Honolulu
Katharine P.
May 27, 2022
Wanting to love it
Liked this soup but wanted to love it. It seems to be missing a little something (maybe some umami). We added fish sauce which brought it closer to what we were seeking
Russell K.

Made this tonight. It is extremely delicious!

Luann D.

I agree! I made this too and I was jazzed about it!

Daphne K.

Simple, quick & delicious. Added a bit more miso to enhance the salt content.

John H.

Stir in the the scallion greens, then season with salt and pepper.
Got one too many the in the last sentence.

stephanie e.

Just made this and we loved it. For seafood we used shrimp, scallops, mussels and cod. Using the cod really amped up the seafood flavor in the broth. Also used Napa cabbage (its what I had) and dried, rehydrated shiitakes. Will definitely make again and will look for squid to add as well. So easy for so much flavor!