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Braised Fish, Saengseon Jorim

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nut free
prep time: 
20 min
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cooking time: 
20 min
total time: 
40 min

How about a different way of cooking fish, like perhaps a little spicy kick? You will have no problem finishing a bowl of rice with this!

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main ingredients

1 lb 12 ozHairtail (Replaceable) 갈치 (can use other fish)
7 ozKorean Radish 무

for seasoning

½ cupSoy Sauce (regular) 왜간장
½ cupWater 물
1½ tbsSugar 설탕
1 tbsGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루
1 tbsSesame Oil 참기름
2 tbsGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
Green Onion 파
1 tbsGinger (minced) 다진 생강 (optional)
1½ tspSesame Seeds 깨 (optional)
½ Red Chili Pepper 붉은 고추 (optional)
½ Green Chili Pepper 풋고추 (optional)

Optional Ingredients and Substitutions
You can use this recipe for other fish such as mackerel.
Red Chillier Pepper, Green Chilli Pepper, Minced Ginger and Sesame Seeds are optional.

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1. Prepare fish

Cut off the head and remove fins and internal organs from hairtail. Wash thoroughly under running water. Cut it into 2-3 inches (or 5-8 cm) long pieces.

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Cut off head

Remove fins and internal organs


Cut 2-3” (or 5-8 cm) long

2. Cut Vegetables

Wash all the vegetables. Chop green onion and slice red and green chili peppers diagonally. Cut 100g (¼) of Korean radish into thin slices (½” X ½ “X ⅛” OR 1.5cm x 1.5 cm x 0.2cm).

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Wash vegetables

Chop green onion

Slice red and green chili peppers diagonally

Cut radish into thin squares

(½” X ½ “X ⅛” OR 1.5cm x 1.5 cm x 0.2cm)

3. Prepare sauce

Mix ½ cup water, ½ cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, 1½ tablespoons sugar, ½ tablespoons sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon red chili flakes, chopped green onions and sliced red and green chili peppers.

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  • ½ cup water
  • ½ soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 2 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs minced ginger
  • 1½ tbs sugar
  • ½ tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs red chili flakes
  • chopped green onion
  • sliced red and green chili peppers

4. Add radish

Lay the sliced radish to cover the bottom of a sauce pan or a pot. Then, pour 8 tablespoons of the sauce evenly on top.

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Layer of radish in a pot

Pour 8 tbs sauce evenly

5. Add fish

Place a layer of hairtail over the radish layer and pour the rest of the sauce evenly on top.

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Layer of fish

Pour rest of sauce evenly

6. Braise

Boil on medium heat with a lid for 5 min. When the sauce starts to boil, lower the heat to low and braise it for 15 min.

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Boil with lid

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Braise with lid

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7. Finish

Serve the fish and radish on a plate. Enjoy!

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Serve on a plate



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