This quick and easy fish dish gets a bit of a kick with a bit of some hot pepper paste.
1 fresh flounder, sole or golden pompano (1 ½ lb – 2 lb)
5 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp hot pepper paste (gochujang 고추장)
2 tbsp of chopped green onion
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp ground sesame seed (kaesogum 깨소금)
pinch fresh ground black pepper
Wash fish carefully, removing the guts and patting dry with a paper towel. Score the fish on both sides two three times and sprinkle with dash salt and pepper.
Put the oven on broil.
Make sauce -- mix together hot pepper paste, chopped green onion, crushed garlic, grated ginger, sesame oil and ground sesame seeds. Mix well, and spoon over the fish on both sides. Cook additional 2-3 minutes on each side, covered.
Heat a frying pan with some vegetable oil, turn the heat to medium and fry fish 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove the fish to a baking pan.
Spoon half of the sauce over the fish on both sides. Place in the oven for 2-3 minutes, then add another coat and broil until the sauce turns brown. Then, flip it over to the other side and repeat the process. Remove and serve warm.