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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Corn Cheese

콘치즈, KonChiZeu

Recently, one of my Facebook friends, Lindsay, asked me if I can make “corn cheese.” I’ve heard of it, and actually tried a similar dish with no cheese, but never tried it with cheese before. After taste testing a few things, I made this delicious corn cheese recipe to share with Lindsay and you today. It is a popular side dish for some Korean restaurants in Korea. It may not be that great of a choice for your diet since it is high in calories and fat, however sometimes it is too delicious to avoid. ;) The melted cheese with the sweet and buttery corn taste very good. Try it someday.

Yield: 2 Servings

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Black Bean and Corn Burritos

Today, I want to share a new recipe that we enjoyed a lot recently – black bean burritos. My husband is a fan of Mexican food. He loves beans. On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of beans. When I made this black bean burrito recently, both my husband and I loved the flavor. I told my husband that I can eat this kind of beans easily. :) It is very easy to make, but still has a great flavor combination. The creamy beans, vegetables, and burrito wrap is the perfect taste with spicy sauce. We found out that this burrito matches really well with smoked Tabasco chipotle sauce. :)

Yield: 3 Burritos

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Potato Croquettes

감자 고로케, GamJa GoRoKe

Did you have a great holiday? Is your belly still filled with all of that delicious holiday food? What do you usually do with your leftover holiday foods like ham? Maybe some of you freeze your leftover ham like us. Today, I want to share a good potato croquette recipe using your leftover ham. You will get great flavor and texture from the crispy breadcrumbs and soft mashed potatoes on the inside, along with the ham and other vegetables. To make it a little less greasy, I baked them instead of deep frying them. They were still very tasty. Try them someday. :)

Yield: 8 Croquettes

Short Korean Lesson

  • SuGeon (수건) = Towel
  • SuYeong (수영) = Swimming

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Soy Sauce Cookies

간장 쿠키, GanJang KuKi

Christmas is coming. Are you ready for the holidays? Many people think of cookies around this time of year. Are you ready to taste the best cookies ever? Have you ever heard of ganjang cookies (soy sauce cookies) before? “Ganjang” is the Korean word for “soy sauce.” My husband had a crazy idea about making cookies using soy sauce. I thought his idea was funny at first. I thought he was joking, but he was serious! lol Right away, he started tasting Sempio’s soy sauce and had a very positive imagination for making delicious cookies with it. So we worked together and made this fabulous Christmas cookie recipe for you. Using soy sauce instead of salt was a great idea for adding extra flavor to the cookies. They are a sweet cookie with extra flavor from cinnamon and ginger. They have a chewy and soft texture. Try these soy sauce cookies this holiday.

Yield: 3½ Dozen

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