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Korean Spicy Flounder

Korean Spicy Flounder

Koreans love their seafood so it’s no surprise that Korean cuisine is full of appetizing seafood dishes.  Here is a Korean dish with Flounder that is tantalizingly spicy and delicious!

Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds flounder fillet, cut into 4 pieces with the skin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Spicy Paste:

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon gochu jang (Korean red chili pepper paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Korean sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white or rice wine


  • Sprinkle salt over the flounder fillet and let stand uncovered in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Turn the flounder pieces over once during this time.
  • Prepare the Spicy Paste by mixing paste ingredients together. Rub the paste into the flounder pieces. Let stand for 1/2 hour.
  • Broil over charcoal or in a gas or electric oven broiler for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the Korean Spicy Flounder with steamed rice and side dishes of your choice. Kimchi or Korean fermented cabbage may also be served as a side dish.

Note:  Gochu jang, or Korean red chili pepper paste is one of the main condiments of Korean food.  It is made from dried red-chili, fermented soybeans and salt.  You will find this is all Korean or Asian groceries.