Mudfish (Loach) Soup (Chueotang) Recipe 추어탕
A delicious and nutritious Korean traditional soup made from mudfish (loaches) that improves your health and beauty.
- 300 g loaches
- 400 g water
- 1 onion
- 3 green onion sprigs
- 3 zucchini
- 1 cup coarse salt
- 9 cups water
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp fermented bean paste (or miso)
- perilla powder to taste
- 1 tbsp red pepper paste (gochujang)
- 2 tbsp fermented bean paste (miso)
- 2 tbsp red pepper powder
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp ginger juice
- 2 tbsp chopped garlic
- black pepper to taste
Place loaches in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and leave for 15 minutes. Afterward, rinse thoroughly.
Pour enough water to cover the loaches in a stock pot and start to boil. Add onions and garlic. Place lid and bring to a rolling boil. Simmer for about 45 minutes - 1 hour or more to get the best flavor.
Blend the seasoning ingredients together to make a sauce.
Add the sauce into the broth and add the remaining water into the stock pot.
Add remaining vegetables and ingredients and boil for 15 minutes.
Add perilla powder to taste for extra flavor and boil for another 10 minutes.