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Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky (Jwipo Jorim)

Delicious Korean side dish, seasoned Korean fish jerky (Jwipo Jorim) recipe!

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About 7-8 months ago  I received a care package from my mum in Korea. It included some new clothing, loads of popular Korean cosmetic samples and there were several packs of seasoned dried filefish (Jwipo, 쥐포). Oh! This is out of blue I thought.

Why on earth did my mum sent me these jwipo? By the look of it, it would have costed her at least US$100! Yes, it was a lot of them and they are quite expensive snacks nowadays!

While I had enjoyed this delicious snack, I still had a lot to go through. So I thought, why not make my favourite childhood side dish (banchan, 반찬) with it?

This side dish is called Jwipo Jorim (쥐포 조림 – Seasoned Korean Filefish Jerky). Its sweet and savoury flavour is so addictive and very moreish. If some kids bring this side dish in their lunch box, he/she became a star during the lunch hour. Yeah! It’s such a popular side dish among kids (young or old). 🙂

Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky - Sweet and Savoury

The ingredients below list two different versions of Jwipo Jorim so you get to enjoy this twice as much. 😉 My preference is of course the ‘sweet and spicy’ version.

Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky - Sweet and Spicy

I know this might be a bit strange dish to try out for some of you, but it really brightens your lunchbox. I hope you get to try it someday.

P.S. If you like this recipe, you might also like to try my spicy dried squid recipe.

Serves: 4 to 5 people per each version below

Ingredients for Korean Fish Jerky

-Sweet and Spicy version

  •  50g Dried filefish (4-5 small sheets)
  • 1 Tbsp  Cooking oil
  • Some sesame seeds
  • Seasoning:-
    • 1/2 Tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
    • 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
    • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
    • 1 tsp Brown sugar
    • 1 tsp Soy sauce
    • 1 tsp rice wine
    • 1 tsp Minced garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil

 -Sweet and Savoury version

  • 50g Dried filefish (4-5 small sheets)
  • 1 Tbsp  Cooking oil
  • Some sesame seeds
  • Seasoning:-
    • 1 Tbsp  Soy sauce
    • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
    • 1 tsp Brown sugar
    • 1 tsp Rice wine
    • 1 tsp Minced garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil

* 1 Tbsp = 15 ml

**If you want to learn more about Korean ingredients, check my 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients list!

How to Make Korean Fish Jerky Side Dish

1.Cut the fish jerky into bite size pieces with a pair of scissors.

Step 1.Cut the fish jerky into bite size pieces with a pair of scissors

2. Combine all the seasoning sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.

Step 2.Making the seasoning sauce

3. Place a wok on a stove and heat it up for a few seconds. Add the cooking oil and spread it.

4. Add the fish jerky into the wok and roast and stir it until it crisps, for 2-3 mins. Once done, take the fish jerky out onto a plate of kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

Step 4. Roast fish jerky and remove excess oil

5.Pour the seasoning sauce into the wok and simmer it for 1-2 mins. Add the fish jerky into the wok. Quickly mix them and remove the wok from the heat.

Step 5. Simmer the sauce with fish jerky - sweet & savouryStep 5. Simmer the sauce with fish jerky - sweet & spicy

6.Serve it on a plate. Finish up by sprinkling some sesame seeds on top.

Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky - Sweet and Savoury

Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky - Sweet and Spicy

Note

  • It can be stored in the fridge for later consumption, maybe up to a week. (Though, it will be gone within a day in my house. :))
  • It does not require reheating. (It’s fine to be served and consumed cold.)


Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky (Jwipo Jorim)

How to make Korean fish jerky side dish
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Course: Side dishes
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 to 5
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

-Sweet and Spicy version-

Seasoning:-

-Sweet and Savoury version-

Seasoning:-

Instructions

  • Cut the fish jerky into bite size pieces with a pair of scissors.
  • Combine all the seasoning sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix them well.
  • Place a wok on a stove and heat it up for a few seconds. Add the cooking oil and spread it.
  • Add the fish jerky into the wok and roast and stir it until it crisps, for 2-3 mins. Once done, take the fish jerky out onto a plate of kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • Pour the seasoning sauce into the wok and simmer it for 1-2 mins. Add the fish jerky into the wok. Quickly mix them and remove the wok from the heat.
  • Serve it on a plate. Finish up by sprinkling some sesame seeds on top.

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 578mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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