Braised Pike Mackerel (Kkongchi Jorim)

Pike Mackerel Stew (Kkongchi Jorim)

Pike Mackerel Stew is a great hearty fish jorim or stew that you can make with canned mackerels. 

Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine Korean
Keyword braised, fish, sardines, seafood
KoreanCategory Jorim (조림)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 280 kcal
Author JinJoo


  • 1 14 oz canned pike mackerel
  • 1 C sliced Korean radish (Daikon is also OK)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 fresh red or green pepper (optional)


  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 2 T rice wine (mirin)
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t chopped fresh ginger or 1/2 t ginger powder
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 T korean red chili paste (gochoojang고추장)
  • black pepper


  1. Cut up 1 C of radish.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and set it aside:
  3. Drain away the liquid from the Mackerel can and add the fish to the pot:
  4. Add 1/2 C water, sauce to the pot and start cooking at medium high heat.
  5. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to simmer. In the meantime, cut up green onions and some red pepper and add to the pot.
  6. Simmer at low heat for 30-40 minutes until the sauce is reduced.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pike Mackerel Stew (Kkongchi Jorim)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 696mg30%
Potassium 772mg22%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 35.3mg43%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.