braised mackerel


braised mackerel
sauce adapted from this blog

I first tried this dish when I visited Korea in the winter at a seafood restaurant. The fish was so soft in melted in my mouth! It was one of the best seafood dishes I’ve eaten here. I thought it was difficult to make but my foodie partner asked me to make it for dinner one night. After reluctantly looking up the recipe, I realized it was quite easy to make. The only hard part is that, it needs to be simmered for a long time to achieve the melty softness. I still haven’t been able to simmer it long enough but third time’s the charm?





zucchini pancakes


zucchini pancake (호박 부침)*
cheesy version**

I’ve realized small vegetable pancakes are an easy way to use leftover vegetables and a filling side dish. I tend to buy zucchinis forgetting to use them for a week or two before they are about to go bad. Both versions are my go to recipe. The first one is Korean and the second is apparently Turkish. I prefer the cheesy soft one but sometimes I don’t have any. (If you’re like me and don’t use cheese often, I would stock it in the freezer so it doesn’t go bad!)