30 Minute Home Cooking – Korean Inspired Dish on YouTube

Mackerel and Korean Rice Cakes
Mackerel and Korean Rice Cakes

So I just posted my first home cooking video on my YouTube channel!!

The idea of the dish came up when I became a fan of the salted mackerel fillet at H-Mart, a Korean supermarket in Richmond. The fish is already seasoned with salt and very little additional seasoning is required.  Just pan sear the fillet a few minutes on both sides on a frying pan, and it will turn out delicious! When my friend Jessica (Domo Is Craving), a bride-to-be (congrats Jess!), asked me to show her how to cook something quick, simple and delicious for 2 people, I thought the pan-seared mackerel was easy enough, and I could help her build a simple meal with the mackerel and other Korean inspired ingredients.

It is delightful to see okra always available at the Korean store. I really like the sweetness and the texture of okra, which go well with staple Korean ingredients like rice cakes and kimchi.

Here are the ingredients:

  • salted mackerel fillet, 2 pc
  • Korean rice cakes,  350 – 450g
  • kimchi, half cup, finely chopped
  • okra, 10, sliced in halves
  • green onion, 2, finely julienned
  • ginger 2 tsp, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • soy sauce, 1tbsp
  • Korean soy bean paste, 1/2 tbsp
  • Korean Mirin (Japanese Mirin or Chinese cooking wine ) 1 tbsp
  • cooking oil, 1 tbsp for blanching, 1/2 tbsp for pan frying
  • salt 1 tbsp for blanching
  • black pepper, a pinch to taste (optional)
  • lemon, 2 slices (optional)

The steps:

  • boil water (at least 1.5 litre) in a large frying pan or  a wok
  • add salt and oil to the boiling water
  • blanch okra for one minute (low heat), strain
  • blanch rice cakes for one minute (medium heat), strain
  • dry the pan and heat it on hight heat
  • add cooking oil and ginger, and stir-fry ginger for a minute
  • add okra, rice cakes and garlic,  and stir-fry for 2  minutes
  • add soy sauce, soy bean paste and Mirin, and stir-fry for 1 minute
  • add kimchi, and stir-fry for 1 minute
  • add black pepper if needed
  • add green onion and stir-fry for 1 minute
  • place the stir-fry on a separate plate
  • wash and dry the pan, put it on a high heat
  • pan sear mackerel fillet 3 minutes on both sides
  • plate the rice cakes and mackerel with lemon slices
Mackerel and Korean Rice Cakes
Mackerel and Korean Rice Cakes

Hope you guys enjoy my first cooking video, and please let me know if you have any comment or suggestion. And if you enjoy the video, please LIKE the video and SUBSCRIBE to my channel… Much appreciated!

Picky Diner on
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Domo Is Craving on 
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