Sep 21

 

Noodles, meats, tofu, rice, and vegetables are the base for Korean cuisine, but there are some well-known fish recipes as well. Korean traditional meal includes short grain rice that is steamed with many varieties of side dishes. Usual ingredients used in this cuisine are garlic, salt, sesame oil, soy sauce, pepper, ginger, fermented bean paste and fermented red chili paste. The recipes differ depending on the province and many regional recipes now have a national recognition.

 

Fresh and saltwater fish both are popular there and they are usually broiled, grilled, served raw or combined with soups and stews. Croaker, Pacific herring, Mackerel and hairtail are preferred here. Shrimp, small fish and other types of sea creatures can be dried and salted.

Making Braised Halibut:

Koreans love braised food, especially fish. Any type of firm fleshed fish can be used for the below mentioned recipe, such as striped bass, cod or red snapper. You may add red pepper paste to the sauce if you like to have it spicy, the recipe mentioned here can be served to four members.

Ingredients Needed:

½ sliced onion (white)

2 pounds halibut

Green part of five scallions (1 inch pieces)

Vegetable oil

1 Korean radish (1/2 inch thick and 1 inch rectangle shaped)

 

 

For The Sauce: 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, 3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons chili pepper flakes, 1 piece of ginger thinly sliced, 1 tablespoon rice wine, ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 red Korean pepper (cut into ½ inch pieces).

 

How to prepare it: Add all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Coat the bottom of the pot with oil and heat it moderately on a high heat. Add radish and onion and pour it to the bowl that has sauce ingredients. Bring this mixture to a boil. Now put the halibut over the vegetables and braise it in the sauce. Simmer the heat until the radish gets soft. Grease the fish often but don’t disturb the process of cooking. Couple minutes before the end of cooking time, add green onions to it and serve hot.