Korean Spicy Mackerel Stew Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 large (about 1 1/2 pounds) Japanese mackerel (go deung eo)
  • 1 pound Korean radish, sliced in 1/2 inch thick
  • 1-2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon sake (cheong ju)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Korean chili powder (goo choo ga roo)
  • 1 hot chili, sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
How to cook Korean Spicy Mackerel Stew:
  • Wash the mackerel and pat dry. Throw away head. Cut the fish into 2-inches thick steaks.
  • Put radish on the bottom of a pot. Add mackerel steaks, try to spread evenly. Pour soy sauce to mackerel. Add water, sake, sugar and minced garlic.
  • With a spoon, mix carefully and try not to smash the fish.
  • Put Korean chili powder (goo choo ga roo) on top of mackerel. Add onion and chili.
  • Cover and start cooking on a high heat. If they boiled, reduce to medium, simmer for another 8-10 minutes.
  • Spoon soy sauce over mackerel occasionally.
Korean Spicy Mackerel Stew recipe


The Korean name for the Spicy Mackerel Stew recipe is Go Deung O Jo Lim.

This recipe for Korean Spicy Mackerel Stew serves/makes: 4

The Korean Spicy Mackerel Stew recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Mackerel (more Mackerel recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Korean (more Korean recipes)

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