Fermented salted shrimp is a traditional fermented condiment used to make some of South Korea’s most famous dishes, such as kimchi. In the Korean language, the word for these shrimp is ‘saeujeot’ or ‘saeu-jeot’ (새우젓). The term is a combination of two words: The first being ‘saeu’ (새우), meaning ‘shrimp,’ and the second being ‘jeot’ (젓), meaning ‘salted seafood.’ Let’s discuss this ingredient in-depth!
Interested in Korean cooking? Here, we continue our learning journey about Korean ingredients. For this article, we are discussing Korean fish sauce. Here, we learn about fish sauce in Korean cuisine as well as answer some questions you may have about this product. Let’s get started!