Discover Korean Food #41: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s "Hot Sauce Sea Bream Jorim"

Hot Sauce Sea bream Jorim is a fried sea bream dish boiled down in a hot Chinese matrimony sauce. The sea bream is also called a “dom”. The taste of the sea bream is sweet and it keeps the body cool. It is good for digestion and thirsty. It contains rich Vitamins and calcium. It helps keep strong muscles and bones. Therefore, it is especially good children and elderly people.

Ingredients
* 1 sea bream, 1/4 tsp salt, 0.1 g black pepper powder, 1/2 cup starch powder
* 150g Dioscorea batatas, 5 Chestnut, 10 Ginkgo, 5 Dates, 5 Shiitake,
* Chinese matrimony vine liquid: 5 cups water, 30g Chinese matrimony vine, 1/2 tbsp whole black pepper, 10g spring onion, 25g garlic, 1g ginger
*Chilli oil- 5 tbsp vegetable oil, 1½ tbsp chilli powder, 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
* Chinese matrimony vine sauce – 1½ cups Chinese matrimony vine water, 3 tbsp chilli oil, 3 tbsp refined rice wine, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

Recipe
1. Wash the sea bream after removing scales. Take out the meat. Season the head and bones with salt and black pepper. Put on starch powder and fry at 150℃.
2. Cut the meat in 4cm widths and 5cm length. Season them with salt and black pepper. Put on starch powder and fry at 170℃.
3. Remove the skin of the Dioscorea batatas and cut it into the 1cm of the semicircular shape. Peel the chestnut and divide it into the 4 sections. Peel the dates and divide it into 3 sections. Take out the pillar of the Shiitake after soaking in water for an hour. Divide the Shiitake into 2~4 sections. Stir-fry the Ginkgo.
4. Boil the Chinese matrimony vine with the spring onion, ginger, garlic, whole black pepper for 6 minutes at high temperature. Leave them in at a medium temperature for 20 minutes. Strain them.
5. Make the chilli oil: Pour the vegetable into a hot frying pan. Put the garlic into the pan then turn off heating. Put in the chilli pepper powder and leave for 2 minutes. Strain them.
6. Chinese matrimony vine sauce: Pour the ingredients with the chestnut into the Chinese matrimony vine water. Boil for 3 minutes at a high temperature. Reduce the heating to the medium temperature. Add the meat, Dioscorea batatas, dates, and ginkgo into them.
7. Lay the bone of sea bream on the pate. Place the meat on it with the rest of the contents of the frying pan.

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