Dried Laver Muchim

김무침, GimMuChim

Hi everyone! Today, I will make a delicious side-dish that brings back my childhood memories. My hometown is near the southern sea in South Korea. Thanks to that, I’ve grown up with many different kinds of fresh fish, sea plants, and seafood. Among them, I especially liked sea plants such as dried laver, sea mustard, etc. When you buy dried laver (aka nori) in the USA, you usually buy small amounts such as 20 or 30 sheets. However, in Korea, we buy 100 sheets in one pack and moms buy several packs at a time. You can make kimbap, soup, or just have a seasoned and toasted side-dish with it. If my mom had any leftover laver, she made this tasty side-dish with it. It is called GimMuchim in Korean. Simply mixing this toasted laver with a special sauce makes a delicious side-dish. I made it for my kids and they enjoyed it as much as I did when I was little. Try it someday. :)

Yield: ⅔ Cup

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Clam Sea Mustard Guk

바지락 미역국, BaJiRak MiYeokGuk

Hi everyone. Today I will introduce a delicious Korean sea mustard soup called 미역국 in Korean. I already posted a beef version of soup before. This time, I will use clams for this soup. It is a very nutritious and tasty soup. The clams give the broth a good flavor that matches well with the soft and chewy seaweed. Try this someday. :)

Yield: 4 Servings

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Rosemary Potato Soup

Hi everyone! How are you? I hope everybody is great. I’ve been busy settling down with my family after we moved to a new state. Things are less busy now, and I’m back in my kitchen. yay~~~ So, I will try to post more recipes now. I’m sorry for my slow posting and I appreciate all your comments, so please feel free to talk to me through my blog. The cooler weather is bringing in soup season. So today, I want to share a simple, yet delicious, homemade rosemary potato soup. My husband bought rosemary potato soup in a store and really liked it. I tried making it at home. It is not quite the same as the one from the store, but my husband was happy with the result. The creamy rosemary flavored soup with chunky vegetables is too good to miss for this time of year. Try it someday. :)

Yield: 4 Servings

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Mackerel Cakes

There are several great foods that I learned to make from my mother-in-law. Red salmon cakes is one of them. My mother-in-law makes very delicious salmon cakes with canned red salmon. Every now and then, I have difficulty finding canned red salmon in a store and the price keeps increasing. The last time I bought a can, it was almost 9 dollars. I’ve already tried pink salmon as a substitute because it’s much cheaper than red salmon. However, the flavor is not quite right. It tells me that you get what you pay for. Anyway, I didn’t give up and I still wanted to find a good replacement. It should be a good price, healthy, and more importantly, tasty. I finally found the answer: Sempio’s canned mackerel. As you know, mackerel is considered as a healthy fish, like salmon. Canned mackerel is about 1/3 the price. Plus, surprisingly, the mackerel cakes had a similar flavor and texture compared to the salmon cakes – closer than pink salmon. So, I’m very excited to share my delicious mackerel cake recipe with you today. All my family enjoyed them. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Try them someday. :)

Yield: 6 Cakes

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Tiny Anchovy KimBap

잔멸치 김밥, JanMyeolChi GimBap

Today, I want to share one of my kids’ favorite recipes using dried tiny anchovies. Tiny anchovies are called “janmyeolchi” in Korean. They are mainly used for side dishes in Korean cuisine. You can make a very simple, healthy, and tasty kimbap with this side dish in 30 minutes. The small size of kimbap is perfect for kids. Our children loved it very much. Try this savory kid friendly kimbap someday.

Yield: 48 Pieces

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