Dried anchovies are the base to many Korean dishes and is an essential part to Korean cuisine. Every Korean mom stresses the importance of well-chosen anchovies behind their home cooking. Dried anchovies come in a wide range of varieties and can last for weeks in the freezer. They are also high in essential nutrients and minerals such as calcium, protein, and even niacin which can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risk. And like all fish, dried anchovies are rich in Omega 3 fats, which is known to improve heart health and reduce risk for heart diseases. Make them as base for savory broth or stir fry them for a variety of delicious side dishes.
To make the ultimate crunchy, sweet and spicy treat!
- Start by stir-frying the dried anchovies in oil and garlic before tossing in a mix of Korean seasonings.
- This includes soy sauce, sesame oil, honey (or sugar), and rice wine.
- To add a more spice for taste, try adding some Korean red chili pepper paste.
- Finish by sprinkling sesame seeds on top.
- Good source of calcium, protein, niacin, and Omega 3 fats.
- Also high in Vitamin A and C