Fatty salmon work really well with Kimchi in this comforting spicy hot bowl of Jjigae. Salmon Belly Kimchi Jjigae is a Korean soup dish prepared with Salmon belly in a soup infused with Kimchi, gochujang and gochugaru.
The fatty parts of salmon can sometimes be overwhelming, its flavour is more pronounced, and those healthy fats can overpower a dish, hence eating it on its own can be intimidating if you are not used to this flavour and texture, so usually they are best consumed in small amounts. Salmon Belly, Salmon Head and Salmon Fins are the fattiest part of the salmon, and if you got a really good quality ones, the marbling is just amazing, it’s like the Kobe Beef of the sea.
When cooking these fatty parts of salmon, it has to be done the right way with the right flavours that can accompany it, so it can be a very pleasurable experience, that is why usually prepare this on a sour and/or spicy to cut the fattiness of this cut. We had made several dishes using these cuts of salmon and today we are making another one and this time we will do it with a Korean Twist.