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Spicy Fish Soup (Maeuntang)

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Mila and I make hot spicy fish soup with vegetables that I'm sure you'll enjoy!
Ingredients
For maeuntang sauce
  Fish sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Ginger 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 7
  Onion 1⁄2 , quartered
  Hot pepper flakes 2 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper paste 1 Tablespoon
  Cooking wine 2 Tablespoon (soju)
For stock
  Shiitake mushrooms 2 , soaked in water for 5 hours and quartered
  Radish slices 1 Cup (16 tbs) (about 1 inch thin slices)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Kelp 2
For soup
  Red snapper 1 , scale, clean and cut in large pieces
  Shrimp 2 , heads off and cleaned
  Clams 8 , soaked in salt water overnight
  Water dropwort 1 Bunch (100 gm), cut the ends and cut in 2 inch length (minari)
  Edible chrysanthemum 1 Bunch (100 gm), break in 2 inch pieces (ssukgat)
  Enoki mushroom 100 Gram, cut the ends and wash
  Green onion 2 , chopped
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili pepper 1 , chopped
  Green chili pepper 1 , chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a blender, put all the ingredients for maeuntang and blend it for 30 seconds to 1 minutes or until smooth, set aside.

MAKING
2. In a pot, put all the ingredients for stock and heat on medium for 20 minutes.
3. After 20 minutes, remove the kelp and discard.
4. In the stock, add in the fish, clams and shrimps.
5. Pour in the maeuntang sauce and let it boil for 30 minutes on medium heat.
6. After 5 to 10 minutes of cooking remove the foam for the surface, cover and let it cook for rest of the time.
7. After 30 minutes, put in minari, green onion, enoki mushroons and salt, press lightly to push all the ingrdients in the boiling liquid.
8. Add in ssukgat , red and green chilli and let it boil for 2 minutes.

SERVING
9. Serve hot with rice if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Korean
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
150 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Korean spicy fish soup
Maangchi is making a traditional hot and spicy fish soup, Maeuntang. There are a few interesting Korean ingredients like water dropwort and edible chrysanthemum which give a very unique flavor to the fish. If you don’t have them ready, going for shopping would be a great fun too. Make them as spicy as you like and enjoy with your family.

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ADITYA.SAHOO's picture
YEAH ITS DELICIOUS