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Korean Braised Saury and Rice Lettuce Wraps (Kkongchi Jorim Ssam-bap 꽁치조림 쌈밥)

Korean Braised Saury (Kkongchi Jorim) is a basic on a regular basis banchan made with canned saury (kkongchi) and it’s simply completely good in lettuce wraps or ssam. The sluggish simmer permits all of the great seasoning to be totally absorbed by the fish and the radish. It’s simply extremely scrumptious so I hope you give it a attempt!

Braised Pike Mackerel (Kkongchi Jorim)
Braised Pike Mackerel (Kkongchi Jorim)

Kkongchi Jorim (Korean Braised Saury) is a dish that’s not often served at eating places however is eaten in each Korean house as a result of it’s so easy to make but so filling and satisfying. Saury additionally goes by Pacific Saury, Mackerel Pike. You’ll be able to learn extra about this fish in my Kkongchi Ingredient web page. Upon getting the Kkongchi Jorim, all you want is a few rice and perhaps some ssambap materials.

winter rain drops on cherry tree, california
winter rain drops on my cherry tree, California

UPDATED 8/08/22

Why this image of raindrops on my cherry tree??

I do know it appears so random now in 2022 however this was again in 2011 once I purchased my first ever DLSR Nikon digital camera to take footage for my weblog.. I used to be sooo excited to have my very own costly digital camera and was taking footage of every thing… lol. So I’m leaving it right here in order that I can come again and be reminded of how being a meals blogger was a really distant risk and couldn’t even think about doing it as a full time career or enterprise.

Written in 2011 –

The rain had simply stopped once I stepped out onto our driveway. I observed the recent rain drops dangling from the branches – like crystals from a chandelier.  And the air felt so clear, crisp and recent..it felt so good..

Anyway, so I considered what can be good  for dinner at the moment…Hmm.. I  didn’t really feel like cooking an entire lot so one thing easy however good and but wholesome as we had a heavy meal yesterday.

So the choice was to have Kkongchi Jorim and Ssam-bap(꽁치조림과 쌈밥)

Find out how to make Kkongchi Jorim (Korean Braised Saury):

Up to date 8/8/2022

The recipe on this submit vs video. In order you may think about, we’re at all times studying. I’ve realized for the reason that submit in 2011 which you can make this dish even higher and even simpler. I’ve up to date the substances a bit and likewise began utilizing the liquid from the can as an alternative of including water. That provides much more taste. Additionally, I not make the sauce individually however simply dump all of it into the pot. Since we’re simmering for fairly a while, it would all combine and meld collectively.

  • 1  14 oz canned saury (kkongchi)
  • 1 cup sliced Korean radish (Daikon can be OK)
  • liquid from pike mackerel can
  • 2 inexperienced onions
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 3 T rice wine (mirim)
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chopped recent ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 T Korean crimson chili paste (gochujang고추장)
  • black pepper
  • 1 recent crimson or inexperienced chili pepper (elective)


1. Reduce up 1 cup of radish and both layer the underside of the pot with the radish items or add a number of on high (just like the video). Both method works.

Cut up radish
Reduce up 1 C of radish
Radish in the pot
Put radish within the pot for Kkongchi Jorim

2. Combine all of the substances for the sauce and set it apart OR simply add the substances one after the other into the pot (like in video).

Sauce for Kkongchi Jorim
Sauce for Kkongchi Jorim

3. Pour all of the contents of the canned Saury (Mackerel Pike) together with the liquid into the pot:

Pike Mackerel Can - Sempio
Radish+mackerel+little bit of liquid & pic of the mackerel can

4. Add all of the substances for the sauce to the pot and begin cooking at medium excessive warmth.

Kkongchi Jorim with sauce added
Kkongchi Jorim with sauce and water added

5. As soon as it begins to boil, scale back the warmth to simmer. Within the meantime, minimize up inexperienced onions and a few crimson chili pepper (I usually use inexperienced Jalapeno too) and add to the pot.

green onions and red pepper for Gongchi Jorim
Inexperienced onions and crimson pepper
Kkongchi Jorim Boiling
Kkongchi Jorim is Boiling!

6. Simmer at low warmth for 30-40 minutes till the sauce is lowered and appears like under:

Kkongchi Jorim completed
Kkongchi Jorim is completed!
KkongchiJorim and Ssam-bahp dinner
Kkongchi Jorim (high left), Ssam (high proper), Ssamjang (backside proper), Brown Rice(backside left)

This makes a whole and really scrumptious, wholesome dinner!

How to eat Korean Ssam Bahp
Korean Ssam Bap

Find out how to take pleasure in it as Ssam Bap.

Take a chunk of lettuce, add a perilla leaf, a crown daisy, rice, flakes of the fish and a dollop of ssamjang. Then wrap it up and attempt to match it into your mouth and luxuriate in all of the totally different flavors burst inside your mouth!!

For Ssamjang recipe, learn – Ssamjang, a veggie’s greatest good friend.

For tips about getting ready the Ssam (Lettuce and different Korean veggies).

Comfortable consuming!

Braised Saury Stew (Kkongchi Jorim)

Braised Saury (Kkongchi Jorim) is a good hearty fish jorim or stew which you can make with canned saury (mackerel pike).

serves: 3


  • Reduce up 1 cup of radish.

  • Combine all of the substances for the sauce and set it apart:

  • Empty out Saury and liquid from the can into the pot:

  • Add sauce substances to pot aside from inexperienced onions and chilis. Begin cooking at medium excessive warmth.

  • As soon as it begins to boil, scale back the warmth to simmer. Within the meantime, minimize up inexperienced onions and a few crimson pepper and add to the pot.

  • Simmer at low warmth for 30-40 minutes till the sauce is lowered and radish is gentle. Style the fish, the fish ought to have the sauce taste effectively absorbed into it.

Suggestions & Notes:

  • Serve with some rice, lettuce leaves and ssamjang. Could be loved with Korean ssam (lettuce wraps).

Diet Info:

Energy: 65kcal (3%)| Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)| Protein: 2g (4%)| Fats: 0.2g| Saturated Fats: 0.05g| Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.1g| Monounsaturated Fats: 0.04g| Ldl cholesterol: 0.3mg| Sodium: 760mg (33%)| Potassium: 169mg (5%)| Fiber: 1g (4%)| Sugar: 10g (11%)| Vitamin A: 334IU (7%)| Vitamin C: 18mg (22%)| Calcium: 25mg (3%)| Iron: 1mg (6%)

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