Sangchu Geotjeori - Korean Lettuce Salad - is a fresh leaf lettuce salad with sesame oil and soy sauce dressing. It’s served at many Korean BBQ /galbi restaurants. Because of its savory taste, the salad is very popular even among non-Koreans.
Here is a quick recipe for sangchu geotjeori - Korean Baby Lettuce Salad with sesame oil and soy sauce dressing.
1 head lettuce
1 green onion
3 or 4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 or 2 tablespoons sugar or Korean melted syrup (mulyeot)
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 tablespoon Korean hot red pepper powder(gochugaru) or red pepper flakes
* The amount of each ingredient is subject to personal taste.
1. Prepare dressing
Fine chop the green onion and mince the garlic. Mix the chopped green onion and minced garlic with soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar (or mulyeot), vinegar. Whisk them. Add red pepper flakes or gochugaru.
2. Wash the lettuce. Cut or tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces. Place the lettuce pieces into a salad bowl.
3. Immediately before serving, drizzle the dressing over the lettuce. Gently but thoroughly toss. Garnish it with sesame seeds and serve.
* If the dressing is too salty, add some water.