I feel like in every post I do, I talk about how much I love everything. But if you've noticed, most of my dishes require more than 1 person to eat. Food isn't just about the taste, it's about the quality time it can bring for friends and family. I love hot pots and making family spring rolls at the table, but a recent favorite family type of meal has been Korean BBQ 🙂

There is a quick, buy everything at the store version, and then there's a marinate everything and prepare everything yourself version so it's pretty flexible and accommodating to whatever your schedule permits. But either way, you're getting a bunch of hungry people and forcing them to spend quality time with each other while everyone takes turn flipping the meats and passing the banchan.

Kalbi Beef Short Ribs

Marinated in pureed Asian pear, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, minced garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper

Beef Cubes

Tender beef steak cut into half inch-inch bite sized squares. Works best with some marbling. 

Pork Bulgolgi

Marinated with gochuchang, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, green onion, garlic, soybean paste, minced garlic, honey, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper 

Duck Gizzards

These are shown whole and not sliced yet. Do your hungry tummies a favor and slice these lengthwise into 3-4 slivers each gizzard. Seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper.

Pork Belly
Pork cheek/Pork jowl

Ssamjang dipping sauce! Made with fermented soybean, gochuchang, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sesame, garlic, ginger, green onion, red pepper flakes, water, honey/brown sugar/sugar. 

For plain meats, I like to go with a nice Korean sea salt (more fine in texture), and pure sesame oil to dip. 

Add Ons

  • Enokki Mushrooms/oyster mushrooms/shitake mushrooms
  • Onion, whole garlic
  • Zuchinni, squash
  • Whatever Banchan you and your family likes (my family likes seasoned bean sprouts, pickled Korean English cucumbers, kim chi cabbage + radish, sweet potato sprouts, kelp noodles)
  • Store bought thinly sliced frozen brisket or beef tongue. These need to be store bought and sliced unless you can cut them machine thin yourself. These are tough cuts so you need them really thin to use for kbbq.
  • Salad of your preference. Romaine by themselves or Romaine chopped in 1 inch pieces tossed with thin sliced onions with a soy sauce, sugar. rice wine vinegar dressing is nice
  • Sesame leaves. They look like shiso leaves but are larger. You can use these to wrap your meats in and eat 🙂

November 10, 2017

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