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Dried anchovies are sold sorted by size, and come in a package, plastic bag, or box.
Smaller anchovies are usually served as a snack by toasting them with soy sauce, sugar, and hot pepper paste to make the side dish myeolchibokkeum. Larger myeolchi are used in the stock of many Korean dishes like sundubu-jjigae.
Store in a zipper-lock bag or airtight container in the freezer. Before using larger anchovies, remove the heads and guts (the black innards).
Personally I like to eat the larger dried anchovies by themselves (after removing the heads and intestines, or course : )). I dip them in hot pepper paste and eat them with rice. Very delicious! The tiny bones of myeolchi contain a lot of calcium and are really good for you.
Medium dried anchovies on the top shelf, and large anchovies on the lower shelf
Large dried anchovies
Posted Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at 11:26 pm
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