AT A GLANCE
Ssäm means "wrapped"; a ssäm dish could be anything from this well-known version made with pork (though in Korea it's more often steamed) to one made with beef. Lettuce, cabbage and even seaweed are common wrappings; ssämjang chilli paste and kimchi as condiments are constants.
|01||Preheat oven to 240C. Season pork generously with sea salt and place in a roasting pan. Rub with oil, roast until skin starts to crackle (20-30 minutes), reduce oven to 150C and roast, basting occasionally with pan juices, until cooked through (1-1½ hours). Stand for 10 minutes to rest, then thinly slice and arrange on a platter. Keep warm.|
|02||Meanwhile, for ssämjang, combine ingredients and ½ tsp freshly ground pepper in a bowl and serve with pork and lettuce leaves for wrapping.|
Note Doenjang (fermented soybean paste) and gochujang (fermented Korean chilli paste) are available from Asian grocers.