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Posts Tagged ‘Korean style food

beef short rib stew

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This Korean stew is deliciously sweet and salty. Cook it slowly or (if you’re short on time) in a pressure cooker.

Sear 1.5kg (3 lbs) of beef short ribs in some vegetable oil over high heat then remove to a plate. Lower the heat and add 1 finely diced onion. Cook until soft before adding 4 large finely diced cloves of garlic and an equal amount of finely diced ginger. Cook for a minute more then deglaze the pan with 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar. When the vinegar has cooked away add ¼ of a cup of apple juice, ¼ of a cup of orange juice, ½ a cup of mirin (sweet cooking sake), ¾ of a cup of soy sauce, 12-15 dried whole shiitake mushrooms and 3 cups of water (or 1½ if you are using a pressure cooker). Simmer for 2 hours (35 minutes in a pressure cooker) then add 2-3 diced carrots and a diced turnip or swede and cook for a further 20-30 minutes (5 minutes in a pressure cooker) until the vegetables are soft. Add 1 drained can of sliced water chestnuts and cook for a few minutes more. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and a small bunch of sliced spring onions and check for seasoning. Thicken with cornflour if desired and serve with steamed rice and kimchi.

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Written by michelle picker

May 27, 2017 at 6:02 am

steak

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Enhanced with a delicious Korean-style marinade this steak recipe should satisfy any meat lover.

steak

For 3-4 steaks you will need ⅓ of a cup of soy sauce, 4 finely sliced spring onions (more for garnish), 2 tablespoons each of olive oil, sesame oil, brown sugar and red wine vinegar, 2 cloves of minced garlic and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients and marinate the steaks for at least 2 hours. Cook on a well-heated dry griddle or cast iron pan for 3 – 4 minutes each side (depending on the thickness of the steak and your preference). Rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Written by michelle picker

February 3, 2013 at 11:47 am