Mackerel that is fried with a little salt is a common way to eat this fish in Korea. You can buy pre-salted mackerel from a Korean grocery store. The saltiness varies between brands. This post is not really much of a recipe because all I did was fry the fish, but I wanted to introduce you to this popular Korean side dish. Dark fish meat is very healthy and mackerel has omega-3 fatty acid in its dark meat. Try this delicious and healthy Korean dish someday. Thanks! 😀
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GuI (구이) = A way of cooking: Frying on a pan or grill
- GoDeungEo (고등어) = Mackerel
- 2 Pieces Salted Mackerel
- 2-3 Tbsp Oil
- Some Salt (if needed)
In a nonstick pan, add 2-3 Tbsp of oil, heat the pan on medium-high. The oil will give it better flavor.
Place the salted mackerels on a heated pan and fry them on medium or medium-high.
Cover the pan with some paper towels to prevent the oil from splashing out while this delicious mackerel is frying. 😉
When one side of the fish becomes golden brown, flip it over, but don’t flip it too often. Frying the fish with patience is the secret to good results.
If both sides of the fish become nicely golden brown like the picture, it is done. Depending on the pieces of fish, some can be less or more salty. After the fish is cooked, you might want to adjust the saltiness.
Before serving, leave the fried fish on a paper towel for a while to remove some of the oil.
The right amount of saltiness in the fried mackerel will make you happy, when you eat it with freshly cooked rice. Yummy~~~ Have a great weekend. 😀