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Easy Spicy Fish Soup (Korean-style) Recipe

Sunday, July 21, 2013 |

This is a quick and easy variant of the ever popular Korean spicy fish soup or otherwise known as maeuntang.  This is very refreshing on the palate and relatively low calorie too!  Feel free to add different combination of vegetables with any white fleshed fish.  For today, I added some tomatoes (always great in fish soups), mustard greens, zucchini and red chili peppers.  Very simple and easy.  You can also add watercress, tofu and mushrooms according to availability and your preferences.  Totally easy to tailor make to your individual palates!

Spicy Fish Soup

For today, I added in something a little different just to experiment apart from the usual Gochujang (Korean chili paste).  To add to the earthiness I marinated the fish in some Chinese yellow bean sauce or taucu first.  This made the fish more flavourful and was a great addition actually.  You can also choose to pan-fry the fish before adding to the soup but I skipped this step as I was rather lazy but the results were still very satisfying.  So do remember to experiment and enjoy coming up with your very own creations.

Spicy Fish Soup

This post is a recipe in Yuen Chun Recipes, an ongoing project on this blog.

Serving suggestion: on its' own or with steamed rice


1 small white fleshed fish (I used small snapper)
1 teaspoon yellow bean sauce for marinating the fish

1 zucchini, sliced
1 bunch mustard greens, rinsed
3 cloves garlic
2 tomatoes, quartered
2 red chili peppers, sliced

1 tablespoon gochujang or to taste
1 teaspoon gochugaru
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
Dash of sesame oil


Firstly, prepare a mid sized soup pot and fill up to 3/4.  Bring to a boil.  Add fish, zucchini and garlic first.  Add gochujang and gochugaru.  Boil on medium heat for about 15 minutes.  Add the mustard greens, tomatoes and chili peppers.  Bring to boil again.  Add salt to taste and dash of sesame oil.  Do a taste test and add more gochujang if necessary.

Serve hot.

Spicy Fish Soup


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