Slow Cooker Kimchi Jjigae

Red Peppers From My GardenI’ve been harvesting the cayenne peppers from my garden. They’re knotted on a string, drying on the porch.

Kimchi JjigaeI made some kimchi jjigae in the slow cooker tonight. It was fantastic.

I used:
5 carrots, sliced
1 leek, sliced
Bunch of scallions, sliced
Half dozen heads of garlic, sliced
3 cayenne peppers (from my garden!), sliced
~4 C kimchi, sliced, and juice
1 lb firm tofu, drained and cubed
huge dollop of red-pepper paste (고추장) (probably ~1/4 C)
~2 heaping T red pepper flakes
~1/4 C soy sauce
enough water to cover

Put in 6 qt crock, cook on high 3-4 hrs.

We ate it with some GABA brown rice. It was just the right level of spiciness. Should make for a good lunch tomorrow.