Here it is:
- Caramelize 5 cups of Kimchi (I just did this in the bottom of my big stock pot on low until some of the juices were cooked out and it was a little crunchy)
- *If possible find a Korean store or market where they make it fresh
- 4 Cucumbers sliced in little circles
- 1 1/2 cups of carrots chopped
- Thinly sliced garlic (however much you like)
- 7 Cups of water (I make a big batch and that is with little liquid when it is all said and done)
- 1 table spoon of beef broth (Korean if you can find it because of the added spices they use)
- 3 Large green chillies (If you do not like hot foods leave these out)
- 1 Table spoon of sugar
- 2 Table spoons of hot red pepper flakes (not the same as the normal red pepper flakes)
- 5 Table spoons of red pepper paste (Gochujang)
- *This is hard to find and can most likely only find it at a Korean or Asian market.
- Bring this to a boil and then cover and let simmer. If you are in a time crunch it only has to simmer about 30 minutes but as with most things the flavors grow as it simmers.
- About an hour before your ready to serve add in:
- 2 packs of Enoki Mushrooms (if you cannot find any type of mushroom will almost work)
- 2 packs of cubed super firm tofu.
Not the best photo but it gives you an idea.
In other good news I also found a Galbi Marinade that everyone liked.
- 1 1/2 cups Soy Sauce
- I don't love soy sauce so I used 1 cup of soy sauce and 1/2 a cup of water instead
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 5 cloves of garlic minced
- 1/2 of a medium yellow onion chopped
- 3 large green onions cute into small pieces
- 2 table spoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 tea spoon red pepper flakes
- For the most part we all like things hot in this house so I used 1 table spoon
- 4-6 pounds of Korean Short-Ribs
- Our Korean marked didn't have this due to the increase in price so we just used some flank stake from Costco and cut it into thin strips
- Mix marinade and pour over meat
- Refrigerate over night
- Sadly I didn't find this marinade recipe till that last minute so if you are short on time 4 or 5 hours will also work well
- Heat grill to medium-heat
- Cook each side 3-4 minutes
Ok guys this meal was amazing! It is not quite the same as eating it in a parking lot out side of our apartment with a few good friends laughing and drinking the night away but it is pretty darn close!
Also for those of you who asked about the cheese I mentioned in my one blog about German food that my brother and mom made us it is called Halloumi and it is amazing when cooked on a grill!
Well, I still have a ton left I want to blog about but for now this will have to be it. So until next time thank you for reading, I would love to hear your thoughts, and I hope everyone is having a great week!