Braised saury

Kkongchi-jorim 꽁치조림

Hi everybody! Today’s recipe is Kkongchi-jorim!  I use a can of kkongchi (saury) instead of fresh kkongchi. Enjoy the recipe and let me know how yours turns out!



for 4 servings
total cooking time: 25 -30 minutes



  1. Make a seasoning paste by combining soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, hot pepper paste, garlic, ginger, sugar, and ¼ cup of water in a small bowl.
  2. Add radish slices to the bottom of a non-stick shallow pot. Add the onion, the canned saury and the liquid in the can, too. Spoon the seasoning paste to the top of the saury.
  3. Bring to a boil with the lid closed over medium high heat for about 8 minutes.
  4. Turn down the heat very low and cook for another 12-15 minutes.
  5. Open the lid and scoop some broth from the bottom of the pot to the top of the fish so the seasoning paste is mixed well with the broth.
  6. Add green onion and chili peppers and cook 2 more minutes.

  7. Serve with rice



  1. RAJASEKARAN india My profile page joined 8/16
    Posted August 26th, 2016 at 6:02 am | # |

    I Love You So Much Korean Food

  2. medusagurlyeah Adelaide My profile page joined 1/14
    Posted March 21st, 2015 at 5:53 pm | # |

    Magnate, I followed your recipe exactly and the gravy that turned out was so sweet from the flavour of the radish and saury! I ate so much rice with it! But have you tried substituting the Saury with tinned sardines? It’s easier to get tinned sardines instead of saury near my home.

  3. cc taiwan My profile page joined 2/14
    Posted February 19th, 2014 at 7:25 pm | # |

    hello, maangchi,
    i am a big fan of yours.
    i have tried many times of this dish, braised saury, and every time, it turned out to be a very big success. thank you very much.
    i was wondering, for this recipe, is it ok to use fresh saury instead of the canned?

  4. ZenpunK Kauai, Hawaii My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted October 15th, 2013 at 12:45 am | # |

    I’m currently on a low carb diet (carb cycling) and this meal is perfect on my low carb days! I just eat it with tofu instead of rice. And if I’m on a high carb day, I eat it with rice like usual. I can’t find canned saury in the store, but mackerel works just as well. Such an easy and tasty dish!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 15th, 2013 at 6:37 am | # |

      I’m very happy to hear that you like this recipe. Good luck with your low carb diet plan.

  5. Indonesia-Eats My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 4th, 2013 at 9:57 pm | # |

    I guess I’m able to make this dish from frozen saury that I found at Asian market. Thanks for the recipe!

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