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Stir Fried Anchovy
“Banchan” also known as Korean side dishes are almost a staple to any Korean household. I grew up with this specific banchan always stocked in our fridge and thought that it was normal! The overflow of requests for a recipe for the Stir Fried Anchovy made me realize that alot of people knew about it but didn’t know how to make it. After watching mama make it for 20+ years, I’m here to tell you that IT IS VERY SIMPLE. You’ll be able to incorporate this banchan as a regular part of your meal soon enough. Let’s get to it~

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  • 2 cup dried anchovy
  • 2 cup walnut
  • 4 TBSP honey OR garlic honey
  • 2 TBSP asian plum extract
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 3 TBSP oligosaccharide syrup
  • Sesame seeds

How to Make:

  • 1. Prepare your dried anchovies and walnuts (1:1).
  • 2. On a heated pan, put dried anchovies and stir fry them. If you want it to be chewy, cook less. If you want it to be crispy, cook it more!
  • 3. Let’s make our sauce! Into a pot, add honey, plum extract, and water. Bring it to a boil on high heat. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat off.
  • 4. Put your fried anchovies through a sifter to remove anchovy powder.
  • 5. Add your fried anchovies and walnuts in a bowl. Pour the sauce into the bowl and give it a good mix. Add oligosaccharide syrup for some sweetness and glaze!
  • 6. Top it off with some sesame seeds.
  • 7. ENJOY!

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