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Friday, December 8, 2023

Braised beltfish (Galchi-jorim: 갈치조림) recipe by Maangchi

Immediately I’d wish to introduce you to a scrumptious, braised fish dish, made with a fish known as galchi in Korean. It has a number of names in English like hartail. cutlassfish, and ribbonfish, however I like beltfish, becaue it’s a really lengthy, skinny, silvery fish, and it seems to be like a shiny belt. Tender, delicate, and fatty, it’s a very talked-about fish in Korea and we braise it, make soup with it, or just grill it. This recipe, galchi-jorim (갈치조림), is a spicy braised galchi stew, constructed from beltfish, radish, and onion.

The radish is an important ingredient! I benefit from the radish on this dish, its function is to take in all the great things from the fish, and for the fish to get all the great things from the radish. They go effectively collectively.

I used to all the time add sugar to my galchi-jorim (as I did within the galchi-jorim recipe in my first cookbook) however lately I’m chopping down on my sugar consumption so on this recipe I add extra onion. The sweetness is ideal for me, however galchi-jorim in a restaurant could also be sweeter. In case you really need it to be that candy go forward and add sugar.

Benefit from the recipe! Let me understand how yours seems!


Serves 2 to 4

For seasoning sauce:


Make the seasoning combination:

  1. Mix the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, scorching pepper flakes, and floor black pepper in a bowl. Combine effectively and put aside.

Put together the fish:

  1. If utilizing complete recent fish, take away the top and guts and snip off the fins. Reduce the fish into 3 to 4 inch items (frozen fish could have already been lower).
  2. Rinse the fish beneath chilly working water. Take away any intestines, and pull off any of the black movie from inside the fish physique. You don’t want to clean it too totally. Do it rapidly, then rinse and drain and pat dry.

Cook dinner:

  1. Prepare the radish within the backside of a big heavy skillet. Prepare the onion slices over the radish.
  2. Place the items of fish on prime, aspect by aspect.cooking beltfish
  3. Spoon the seasoning combination over prime of the fish. Add the water alongside the sides of the skillet in order that the seasoning combination stays on prime of the fish.galchijorim seasoning
  4. Cowl and prepare dinner over medium excessive warmth for quarter-hour.
  5. Open the skillet and add the inexperienced chili pepper and inexperienced onion. Spoon a number of the broth over prime a few instances. Cowl and cut back the warmth to medium. Cook dinner for one more quarter-hour.
  6. Uncover and spoon a number of the broth excessive of the fish to season it evenly. Be certain to not transfer or flip over the fish as a result of it’s so smooth that it’s going to break simply.
  7. Cut back the warmth to low and simmer for five minutes to prepare dinner the radish totally.galchi-jorim finished


  1. Take away from the warmth and serve with rice and extra aspect dishes (in case you have them).


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