Ojingeo Bokkeum
Spicy Korean Squid Recipe

Ojingeo bokkeum is Korean dish made with squid, gochujang and vegetables. It is very popular among Koreans and is often served on a bed of rice or somyeun (rice noodles). You can make this dish as hot as you like by adding more gochujang, my recipe is quite hot anyway.

I have used the following Ingredients:

  • 2 big Squid or 3 Small Whole Squid (gutted and cleaned) 
  • 1 small onion 
  • 1/2 Carrot 
  • 2 mushrooms
  • If you have white cabbage, use a handful of them.
  • Rice or rice noodles


  • 1+1/2 ablespoons of Gochujang 
  • 2 tablespoons of red pepper powder 
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1+ ½ tablespoon of sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon of minced Garlic
  • Pinch of black pepper


If you have whole squid, you need to take guts out and clean them first.

After cleaning squid, you cut the squid in to slices like picture shown. You also slice all the vegetables (carrot, onion and mushroom) in to slices as well.


Put some oil in a frying pan and start by frying the carrot and onion, then add the sliced squid followed by the other vegetables, these need 5-10 minutes.

Add pinch of black pepper.

In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the sauce, if it is quite thick add some water up to 50ml. Add this to the cooked squid and vegetables, mix well and fry for final few minutes.


Serve on a plate of rice or rice noodles for a delicious Korean seafood dish.

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