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Spicy Korean Fisherman’s Soup

(by Jean Kim)


2 fillets (about 6 oz. each) cod or whiting

1 T. garlic powder

juice of 1/2 lemon

salt, to taste

1 Korean radish, chopped thinly into 1/2-in. pieces

optional: 1 small zucchini, chopped

optional: 1 small white onion, chopped

2 T. chopped green onion

2 T. crushed Korean red pepper (kochugaru)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 T. soy sauce

cooked white rice


Pat fish fillets with paper towel, and sprinkle with garlic powder, lemon juice and salt.

Let sit for 15 minutes.

Fill pot with 1 quart of water and bring to a boil.

If using chopped zucchini and white onion, add to pot and cook for 3 minutes.

Add chopped Korean radish and cook for 2 minutes.

Lower flame to medium, add fish, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add chopped green onion, crushed red pepper, chopped garlic, and soy sauce, and simmer for 10 more minutes.

Serve with hot white rice.

Serves 2.


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