hot pot! swordfish, kimchi, soba noodles
in a rich beef broth
with cucumber, tomato, scallion, jalapeño
togarashi & cilantro garnish
A super-satisfying one dish meal complex in flavor and texture. Generally a HOT POT is a pot of simmering hot stock for cooking meats and vegetables, which is placed in the center of the dining table. Here, this Korean~Japanese~Californian fusion hot pot meal is composed in individual bowls. Rich beef stock adds depth and pairs surprisingly well with fresh local California swordfish fillets while kimchi adds complexity with its sour, spicy, and umami notes. Farmers Market tomatoes, cucumber, and green jalapeño add bright crisp fresh notes to the pot.
hot pot recipe
Bring a pot of flavorful beef stock to a simmer. In the meantime, slice vegetables and chop kimchi into bite-sized pieces. Cook soba (buckwheat) noodles according to package instructions.
Sear pieces of fresh swordfish in a non-stick skillet until just barely cooked through. Finish with a bit of sea salt.
Season beef stock with a hearty splash each of sake, low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, plus a small amount of brown sugar to taste. Bring to a boil then turn down the heat and add the kimchi and cucumber. After a minute or two, add tomato, scallion, and jalapeño to warm through.
Place soba noodles in the bottom of a bowl. Ladle broth and vegetables over the noodles. Float the swordfish on top of the soup. Garnish with more sliced scallion, chopped cilantro and togarashi (a condiment of ground chili, flaked nori, sesame seeds).
9 thoughts on “hot pot! swordfish, kimchi, soba noodle”
If it wasn’t 9:30 p.m. and 70 degrees – I’d be starting this. Love a flavorful hot pot. Who knew my inspiration would come from a warm part of the country?
I love the deep mahogany color of the seasoned beef broth! Rich indeed….
I agree with Frank – the color of this soup is something to be admired! It’s very active and interesting looking – a pleasure to the eye as much to the tongue. Brava, Lori Lynn!
The depth of colors in this soup is stunning. The medley of flavors and rich broth must make this soup satisfying.
The first pictures screams ~ FLAVOR~ lovely bowl of goodness!
Oh I love this soup! Your broth is amazing and the mix of ingredients sound delicious! Love those soba noodles!
What a delicious soup! The flavors are amazing and the color is fantastic!
Although I cannot eat too spicy, I’m salivating here looking at this dish. What a gorgeous and delicious bowl. I love your Korean/Japanese fusion and you made it so beautifully!