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Seasoned dried anchovies

Myeolchi-muchim 멸치무침

Hi everybody! I’m introducing you to a very very simple, fast, and delicious recipe today!

Myeolchi-muchim is a simple dish that you can make in a few minutes. It’s made with crispy dried anchovies, and once they’re coated with the delicious seasoning mixture I’m going to show you, they make for an awesome, delectable, easy-to-make side dish.

It goes great with rice, kimchi, and a bowl of doenjang-jjigae, like I showed you in the video. It’s a very common lunchbox item in Korea, because it keeps well and has a lot of calcium. And if you have sudden, unexpected guests and you’d like to have something to serve them with the beer or wine, make them some of this and I guarantee they’ll love it.

I love dried anchovies, and I often eat them straight up as a quick snack! They are also great stir-fried, so if you love them like I do, check out my myeolchi-bokkeum recipe, too!

tiny-dried-anchovies

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine hot pepper flakes, soy sauce, vinegar, rice syrup, garlic, green onion, sesame seeds, and 2 teaspoons sesame oil in a mixing bowl. Mix well with a spoon.myeolchi-muchim seasoning
  2. Add the dried anchovies and mix well. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl. Sprinkle some chopped green onion over top and add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil.
  3. Serve as a side dish for rice or with beer.

Myeolchi-muchim (seasoned anchovies)

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16 Comments:

  1. Omi Pop Humboldt Co, CA My profile page joined 3/14
    Posted March 10th, 2014 at 10:55 pm | # |

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s one of my favorites that I used to make all the time in Korea. I got the recipe from a coworker. Her recipe uses honey but no hot spices. I am looking forward to trying your version.

  2. ddnorman Southern NH, USA My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/13
    Posted March 7th, 2014 at 11:42 am | # |

    Maangchi,

    Last weekend when I did myeolchi bokkeum, I also saw this so I made some last night to have with baechu doenjangguk. My wife and her sister really liked the myeolchi bokkeum and used it in their omelettes for breakfast. I think that is where my extra myeolchi muchim will end up too! ^__^

    Dave

  3. Cutemom Indonesia My profile page joined 3/13
    Posted February 26th, 2014 at 3:40 pm | # |

    OMG, Maangchi ssi!

    I made this yesterday & made doenjang jigae with radish leaves kimchi. Super delish. Awesome combo. I don’t know how to include my pic in this comment.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes

    Ima

  4. Zulumom Concord, CA My profile page joined 9/13
    Posted February 11th, 2014 at 6:47 pm | # |

    OMG, this looks so yummy! You know what, this is what I crave in the summer time when it’s too hot to cook! Make this and eat with cold rice and water. For those of you not from Asia, we Asians mix cooked rice in cold water or tea (or hot water/tea) instead of soup because some of these side dishes are very salty. I LOVE anchovies!!! Thanks for another great recipe, Maangchi!!!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted February 14th, 2014 at 12:06 pm | # |

      Yes, I agree with you! When you lose your appetite (that seldom happens to me though), or you don’t have any special side dishes on hand, this will be something that you can make in a few minutes. Delicious!

  5. minksnyc My profile page joined 4/11
    Posted February 8th, 2014 at 1:53 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi, can I use dark maple syrup in lieu of corn/rice syrup?

  6. ksangster My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted February 7th, 2014 at 2:35 pm | # |

    I just found some mini anchovies in my cupboard yesterday and was wondering what to do with them. Luckily you posted this recipe and now I can use them:)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted February 9th, 2014 at 8:10 pm | # |

      kristi, I know you will love this side dish. : ) You won’t care about the tiny eyes of the dried anchovies. You are one of my hardcore Korean cook readers!

  7. Kaeflaith Ontario, Canada My profile page joined 1/14
    Posted February 7th, 2014 at 12:25 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi :). Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes, I love to make delicious Korean food at home with them! The only problem I have, since I’m a Westerner and have never actually been to a Korean restaurant, is that I’m having trouble figuring out which dishes to put together to make a meal. I know rice is the main part of the meal and there’s always a soup but I’m never sure which banchan go together. Would you be able to include a note in each side/main dish recipe listing what banchan and soup you would serve together with it for a meal? It would really help me to serve authentic Korean meals to my family. I’m sure individual taste is a big part of putting a meal together but I was hoping for some guidelines until I really get used to Korean cooking.

    If it’s too much work don’t worry about it :). Thanks again for all the great recipes!

    Thanks,
    Sara

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted February 9th, 2014 at 8:07 pm | # |

      Hi Sara,
      Thanks for your comment!
      In my newer videos and recipes I’m adding information on table settings, and I’m planning to add more of this info to my website. But very basically, yes, rice is the main, plus a soup and kimchi, and then your favorite side dishes.

  8. Cutemom Indonesia My profile page joined 3/13
    Posted February 6th, 2014 at 11:21 pm | # |

    Maangchi ssi,
    Do you just mix the jiri myeolchi with the seasoning? No need to cook or fry it first?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted February 9th, 2014 at 7:53 pm | # |

      yes, you can eat them as snack. You don’t need to cook the anchovies before mixing with seasonings.

  9. Toto Bonn, Germany My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted February 6th, 2014 at 6:27 pm | # |

    Finally I can make them :)
    A Korean friend of mine once made me Myeolchi muchim and it tasted so good. At first I was a bit afraid to eat the whole little fish but when I tasted it was delicious. She also added some nuts to the anchovies and also some little chillies. She then explained to me that she used to give this meal to her children when they were young because the anchovies contain lots of minerals that are necessary especially for children.
    Thank you Maangchi!


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