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Here is a recipe that you can try while we wait for Maangchi’s.

Spinach Clam Soup Recipe (Jogae Sigumchi Gook)

20 littleneck clams (less if you are using large clams), rinsed and scrubbed

1 pound fresh spinach, rinsed with thick stems trimmed. Chop coarsely or keep leaves intact

5 cups water

4 Tbsp daenjang (soybean paste)

1 tsp myulchi karu (anchovy powder, myeolchi garu)*

1 bunch scallions, chopped

2 Tbsp minced garlic

1. Blanch spinach for 30 seconds in boiling water.

2. Drain spinach.

3. Put 5 cups of water into large pot over high heat.

4. Add bean paste to water gradually, using a whisk to dissolve if necessary.

5. Add anchovy powder*, garlic, and scallions to broth and bring to a boil.

6. Add spinach and clams and cook until clams open. Remove from heat.

(Serves 4).

*If you don’t have or can’t find anchovy powder, then you can also use a traditional Korean anchovy broth1 instead of the water. If you don’t have the ingredients for that broth either, you can substitute beef broth.