Saeujeot (새우젓) – Shrimp Sauce

Saeujeot (새우젓) - Shrimp Sauce
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As I was making my jokbal, I realized that I needed to make its accompanying dipping sauce! Saeujeot is a crucial component to many kinds of ssam (쌈 – wrap), like bo ssam (보쌈 – simmered pork belly, or other cuts of pork, wrapped with lettuce) and jokbal (족발 – braised pork trotters). It’s excellent with the garlic and sesame oil, boosting its flavor.

Recipe for Saeujeot (새우젓) - Shrimp Sauce

  • For 2 People
  • Preparation:


  • 40g (2T) Salted Fermented Shrimp
  • 2g (½t) Sesame Oil
  • 5g (½) Scallion Greens, minced
  • 3g (1) Garlic Clove, minced
  • Dash of Sesame Seeds
  • Dash of Red Pepper Flakes


  • Scoop out the fermented shrimp from the jar. Add the minced scallions and garlic with the sesame oil. Stir together.
  • Shake in some sesame seeds and pepper flakes, and give the sauce another stir.
  • Serve in little dishes for your bo ssam or jokbal!

*Bunny Wisdom*

  • You can find the salted fermented shrimp in many Asian supermarkets. Try to find something that is made with just salt and shrimp, and not have additional ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice.
  • This seasoned sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. The shrimp sauce on its own can be kept for many months in the refrigerator. Use it to flavor many different kinds of kimchi!

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  • Maire Chan

    In Singapore we mix the salted shrimp with lime juice, sliced shallots Aka small onions and sliced chilli and use it as a dipping sauce for thinly sliced boiled belly pork.
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