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Spicy stir-fried fish cakes

Uhmook-bokkeum 어묵볶음

Uhmook-bokkeum is another easy Korean side dish recipe. It’s popular to have in a dosirak (the Korean version of the bento box) because it doesn’t contain much water, so it won’t get drippy in your lunchbox.

uhmook bokkeum

Ingredients:
2 cups of fish cakes, half an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 green onion, 1 green chili pepper, 2 tbs hot pepper paste, 1 -2 tbs corn syrup (or 1 tbs sugar), 1 tbs of vegetable oil, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

  1. Cut fish cakes into 2 cups worth of bite sized pieces.
  2. Slice half an onion (¼ cup), mince 2 cloves of garlic, chop up 1 green onion and a green chili pepper. Set them aside on your cutting board or a plate.
  3. Add 1 tbs of vegetable oil to a heated pan.
  4. Add fish cakes to the pan and stir them for a few minutes until they look golden brown.
  5. Add the sliced onion, minced garlic, and chopped green chili pepper to the pan. Stir them with the fish cakes for a minute.
  6. Add 2 tbs hot pepper paste and 1 -2 tbs of corn syrup (“mulyeot” in Korean).
    *tip: hot pepper paste  is easily burned, so lift the pan up and down to control the heat after you add the hot pepper paste.
  7. Turn off the heat and add 1 ts of sesame oil, 2 ts of roasted sesame seeds and 1 chopped green onion.

uhmook bokkeum

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