Salted fermented shrimp

Saeujeot 새우젓

This salted fermented shrimp is a variety of Korean jeotgal (salted and fermented food) which is a common and versatile ingredient in Korean cuisine.



salted shrimp

Salted shrimp


Recipes that use salted fermented shrimp (saeujeot):



  1. rluci Florida, USA joined 7/17
    Posted July 8th, 2017 at 10:21 am | # |

    Thanks so much for the excellent information. I cannot find Saeujeot anywhere. Can I substitute Vietnamese salted shrimp paste sauce?

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted July 11th, 2017 at 1:17 am | # |

      Yes, you can use salted shrimp paste, too.

  2. gregb Illinois joined 5/17
    Posted May 10th, 2017 at 10:02 pm | # |

    I bought salted shrimp fry from the Philippines by accident. Is it ok to use these instead?

  3. Lexa922 Germany joined 1/17
    Posted January 29th, 2017 at 10:50 am | # |

    Hi maangchi
    The saeujeot at my grocery store is frozen. Should I put it back in the freezer after I used it?

  4. John in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana joined 12/16
    Posted January 16th, 2017 at 8:30 pm | # |

    I was leery of trying this because it’s so “different”. Before trying it, i thought it would be too “shrimpy” and overpowering. It really isn’t.Turns out, I love it. I use it for a lot of things. Try it in a shrimp stir fry for added shrimp flavor. Use it in any seafood dish. Remember to reduce the salt/soy sauce in the recipe. It’s delicious.

  5. JunoMalone Idaho joined 5/16
    Posted May 30th, 2016 at 7:39 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi! Is this the right variety of salted/fermented shrimp to use in your Kimchi recipe? I realized after I bought it that it’s labeled ‘pickled shrimp’, but the only ingredients listed are shrimp and salt so maybe it’s the right stuff? Thanks!

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    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted May 31st, 2016 at 10:37 pm | # |

      Yes, that’s salty fermented shrimp. Good luck with making delicious kimchi!

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