Korean cod fish stew in an earthen ware
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Daegu Tang (Mild Cod Fish Stew)

Daegu tang (or daegu jiri) is a mild Korean fish stew made with cod fish and vegetables. Refreshingly delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: anchovy broth, cod fish, daegu, daegu jiri, daegutang, mu, napa cabbage, radish
Servings: 2
Author: Hyosun


  • 1 pound cod fish preferably steaks
  • 2 little neck clams or shrimp
  • 6 ounces tofu
  • 1 or 2 leaves napa cabbage
  • 2 ounces Korean radish
  • 1 thin ginger slice
  • 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • a handful of watercress or crown daisy leaves ssukgat
  • 1 ounce enoki mushrooms optional
  • 1 or 2 scallions
  • a slice of lemon optionalsalt and pepper
  • 3 cups anchovy broth Anchovy Stock II


  • Clean the fish and clams (or shrimp). Clean the vegetables. Cut the cabbage and radish into bite sizes. Thinly slice the scallions. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch thick small pieces.(The tofu is inadvertently omitted in this photo.)
    Ingredients for Korean cod fish stew
  • Add the broth to a medium size pot along with the cabbage, radish, ginger, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring it to a boil over high heat. Cook until the vegetables turn soft, about 3 minutes.
    napa cabbage boiled in a broth for cod fish stew
  • Drop in the fish, clams and tofu. When it comes to a boil again, reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the clams are open and the fish is almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. (Do not overcook. The fish will continue to cook in the boiling hot broth while being served and eaten.)
    napa cabbage and fish boiled in a broth for cod fish stew
  • Add the watercress or crown daisy leaves, enoki mushrooms, and scallions. Turn the heat off. Serve piping hot with the optional lemon slice on top.
    Cod fish stew ingredients being boiled in a pot