Myulchi Bokkeum (Stir-Fried Anchovies with Sesame Seeds)

Myulchi Bokkeum is a Korean side-dish usually served in Korean restaurants. It’s a sweet appetizer with a hint of spiciness that effectively to stimulates the appetite.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried anchovies

1 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons sugar (I used brown sugar)

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons rice wine/mirin

1 teaspoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons gochujang (red chilli paste)

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (toasted in an oven toaster)

spring onion for garnish, chopped (optional)

Procedure:

This is the gochujang I used.

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Heat sesame oil or vegetable oil in a pan.

Add the dried anchovies and stir fry.

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It is done once the anchovies change to a reddish color. This will take around 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t overcook, the anchovies will become too tough.

Remove from the pan.

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In the same pan, mix garlic, honey, sugar, water, rice wine, soy sauce and gochujang.

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Boil then simmer until the gochujang dissolves and the sauce thickens (around 3 minutes)

Turn off the heat and add the cooked anchovies.

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Mix then top with the toasted sesame seeds.

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Done!

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In summary:

Ingredients:

1 cup dried anchovies

1 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons sugar (I used brown sugar)

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons rice wine/mirin

1 teaspoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons gochujang (red chilli paste)

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (toasted in an oven toaster)

Procedure:

  1. Heat sesame oil or vegetable oil in a pan.
  2. Add the dried anchovies and stir fry. It is done once the anchovies change to a reddish color. This will take around 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the pan.
  4. In the same pan, mix garlic, honey, sugar, water, rice wine, soy sauce and gochujang.
  5. Boil then simmer until the gochujang dissolves and the sauce thickens (around 3 minutes)
  6. Turn off the heat and add the cooked anchovies.
  7. Mix then top with the toasted sesame seeds

 

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