Korean Potato Soup And Grilled Sole
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Korean Potato Soup and Grilled Sole

An example of home-style Korean cooking. Korean potato soup with grilled sole.
Course: Easy
Servings: 2 persons

Ingredients

Korean Potato Soup

  • Anchovy-Kelp Broth - 3 cups
  • Potatoes - 2 medium-sized size of your palms
  • Spring onion - 1 stalk size of your forearm
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon add more to taste
  • Minced garlic - 1/2 teaspoon add more to taste
  • Black pepper - few shakes

Pan-Grilled Sole

  • Sole - 1-2 frozen fillets
  • Salt - few shakes

Instructions

Korean Potato Soup

  • Peel the potatoes. Dice them into small, thin wedges. Also cut spring onion into small pieces. 
  • Take out a large pot. Pour in 3 cups of stock broth. Bring it up to a boil. Once boiling, put potatoes pieces in. Then reduce the heat to a medium-low (a gentle simmer). Let it cook until the potatoes get soft - should take about 8 minutes. 
  • When the potatoes turn soft, use a soup ladle and skim the foam off the top of the soup. Then add-in the minced garlic, salt and black pepper. Take a small sip and see if you want to add more minced garlic or salt. Then add the spring onion in. Turn off the heat. Let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Place into bowl and eat with a bowl of rice. 

Pan-grilled sole

  • Typically, sole fillets are sold frozen at Korean markets. You can de-thaw them at room temperature. Or simply give them a rinse under water - this will melt the thin layer of ice. Then pat-them down dry with a paper towel (don't forget - or the cooking oil will splatter everywhere).
  • Put a frying pan on medium-low heat. Keep the heat low so it doesn't burn. Put some oil in. Once it is hot, place the fillet in. Let it cook until it gets a nice crispy skin on the underside. Place a few shakes of salt in. Then flip the fish back over and grill it on the top-side. Once it is crispy on both sides, it is ready. Plate and serve.
  • Please note that the fillets have bones in them (one in the middle, and small ones on the edges). Use your chopsticks to pick those out! 

Notes

  • The frozen sole fillets have bones in them. After frying them, pick them out as you eat. 
  • See the video below for more details