Saengsun Gui (Korean Grilled Fish)

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Ingredients

the fish

  • 1.5
    lbs Korean salted yellow croaker/corvina
    defrosted (or fresh red snapper or branzino)
  • 2
    tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2
    tbsp neutral oil
  • 2
    tbsp potato starch
    or cornstarch

the sauce

  • 1/4
    cup soy sauce
  • 1
    tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1
    tbsp honey
  • 2
    tsp sesame oil
  • 1
    tbsp maesil
    Korean plum extract, optional
  • 2
    tbsp gochugaru
    Korean red pepper flakes
  • 1
    tbsp white sesame seeds
    toasted
  • 4
    scallions
    chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic
    finely diced
  • 1
    jalapeño
    diced, or korean green chili
  • 1
    tsp ginger
    finely diced

Instructions

1
Add all sauce ingredients to a small mixing bowl or jar. Mix well to dissolve honey.
2
Add 2 tbsp potato starch (or cornstarch) and2 tbsp all-purpose flour to a large bowl. If fish is unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the bowl. Coat fish in bowl.
3
Heat 2 tbsp neutral oil (enough to coat pan) until glossy. Place fish in pan. Fry for 5 mins. Flip and fry the other side for 5 minutes. Fry for 2 minutes/side.
4
Pour sauce on top of fish. Serve with rice and lettuce or perilla leaf wraps. for more detailed instructions, visit www.everythingalexcooks.com/recipes
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Add all sauce ingredients to a small mixing bowl or jar. Mix well to dissolve honey.