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1.045 Mackerel Jorim with Pan-Fried Tofu

-Cycle 1, Item 45-
19 February 2010

-Korean-
Mackerel Jorim
with Pan-Fried Tofu

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by me

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

While "jorim" (조림) means "braised," the term is most often used in the context of fish braised with radish chunks in soy sauce and gochujang (고추장). The fish is almost always one of the following three: mackerel ("godeung-eo") (고등어), pike mackerel ("ggongchi") (꽁치), or hairtail ("galchi")(갈치). And usually, the dish is served with rice.

Here, in lieu of rice, I went with pan-fried tofu--not typical but an entirely acceptable substitute.

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