Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Beef Bulgogi 불고기

Homey Korean Dish

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The popular bulgogi dish is super easy – chop, marinate and sauté! My recipe is probably a cutting-corner version…since I do not wish to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen…and it is too hot to go out to eat…actually, I’m anxious to see the next episode of Korean drama…which I’m addicted to. I love ‘romantic/comedy’ genre. My all –time favorite drama is Secret GardenRooftop Prince is really cute too…

Anyway, I just want to say this is 정말 맛있는 (really good), 진짜! (really).

Ingredients and Instruction for 4 servings (Print Recipe Here)

  • 1 pound (about) thinly sliced beef, chopped for easy consumption  Note: I used some a little thicker than sukiyaki beef for texture.
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1-2 stalks of green onion minced
  • 3 cloves of garlics minced
  • 1 Tablespoon of ginger juice (grate ginger root then squeeze the pulp to get juice).
  • 4 Tablespoons sake
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (less or more) cayenne pepper powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 of large onion, 1/2 inch slicedDSC_6843
  • 6-10 stalks of garlic chives cut in 3 inches length.
  • 1 package shimeji mushroom, cut off 1/2 inch of bottom end and separate in small sections  Note: I used seafood  mushroom which looks like large enoki mushroom.DSC_6840
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted white sesame seeds
  1. Combine beef and sugar. This is supposed to tenderize the meat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix well green onion, garlic, ginger juice, sake, soy sauce, cayenne pepper powder and sesame oil. Add sugared meat and massage to coat, marinate for at least 30 minutes. Add one teaspoon of sugar or honey for intensified sweetness if you like.DSC_6849
  3. Add onion and mushroom to the beef bowl and combine well with your gloved hand. Marinate for an additional 20 minutes.DSC_6852
  4. Heat skillet at low-medium heat. Dump the whole contents of the bowl from #3 in and sauté until meat changes color and the onion is tender. Add garlic chives and continue to sauté until garlic chives are wilted a little. Lastly, sprinkle with the sesame seeds and combine quickly. Serve hot with cooked rice. 맛있게 드세요! (bon appétit).

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Following Day….I made Yakisoba with  bulgogi sauce left in the pan. IMG_4603[1]

Chocolate covered strawberries are an Independence Day TAPAS instagram post (#todaystapas).  Cute , right?IMG_4595[1]

Some tapas posts are sensible low-calorie, vegan, gluten free…the bean thread noodle salad (春雨のサラダ) with myoga(Japanese ginger), sweet bell pepper, cucumber, tangy soy –vinaigrette dressing. Loving the bowl!IMG_4556[1]

Crown of the garden….just one so far…compact but nice! The artichoke is finally ready for us to enjoy!DSC_6836

What! July already? June must have made a giant leap away…

28 comments:

  1. I always look forward to you posts, my dear friend and you never disappoint me. The strawberries look so mouthwatering and wonderful! Right now it is 40 here in Montreal, and even though I didn't go outside today it is affecting me. I am trying to stay cool (yes, thankfully I have central air conditioning) and hydrated. Thank you so much for your lovely posts! :)

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    1. Thank you Linda for posting inspiring quotes and fun videos. I appreciate your kind comment.

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    1. Thank you Jalna. Love your sense of humor!...so cute!

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  3. I've heard so much of the Korean drama but never watched any...some bloggers mention getting cooking inspiration there...hmmmm....your bulgogi certainly looks so easy...just damp it all in.. yeah? You're one smart lady...just discovered you can also read/write Korean?!
    The artichoke looks so pretty...reminds me of water lily flower:) Stay cool and enjoy summer:)

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    1. Thank you Annie. Yes I can speak some Korean... just basic.
      I hope you're doing better...I'm thinking about you and praying.

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    1. Thank you very much! Your Barcelona post is wonderful! My friends(a coupe) lived there for 18 months and saw photos of the city. I think very pretty and charming country.

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  5. Yum, actually looks easy enough for me to try and make! And congratulations on your artichoke!

    Korean food might possibly be one of the healthiest foods because of all the vegetables they use and the fermented kim chee.

    I am addicted to Korean dramas too. I watch on dramafever.com, though the streaming is sometimes frustrating. The food IS mouth watering, especially the way the characters stuff their mouths with food. KimChee Family had great food, as well as several others like Saving Mrs. Go Bong Shil.

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    1. Thank you Aunty! You should try this dish...so easy.
      I have not yet seen either of the shows...I will check them out soon. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  6. OMG! I totally crave this dish! Looks yummy! I love the 4th of July strawberries!

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    1. Thank you Marcela. I hoe you are enjoying living in US. I love to visit NYC again. My husband worked in NYC (Time Square area) for short period. For him it was too big. I love visiting museums there...exciting city!

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  7. Your bulgogi looks fantastic! Korean cuisine is so addictive, isn't it ?
    The strawberries are really cute, but I cannot take my eyes off the noodle salad. The salad itself, the bowl and the photograph are all pieces of art.
    Your own artichoke? Congratulations! I wonder what you are going to do with this beautiful specimen...

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    1. Hi Sissi! Thank for your comment. After I visited your blog, I'm craving for eggplant. Your blog is beautiful!

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  8. Somehow my comment on bavarois post doesn't work, but I just wanted to say that just like all your sweet creations the previous one was amazing. They always look so professional and delicious!

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    1. Thanks again Sissi. You're so kind.

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  9. こんばんわ。
    どれも美味しそうですね~~。とくに bulgogi dish そんなに簡単なんですか。あまり手をかけないで美味しいもの食べれるのは最高です。独立記念日に作られたイチゴチョコも可愛い。食べるのもったいないみたいです。焼きそばボールの丸い敷き物は楽しいですね。テーブルがカラフルになったことと思います。
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. コメントありがとうございます。 いつも美しい写真を楽しんでいます。 暑くなりますが、体に気をつけてください。 

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  10. I want those mushrooms! The bean noodle bowl looks light and very delicious too.

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    1. Thank you Angie. Your photographs are so beautiful! And inspiring!

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  11. This looks so scrumptious! My Korean son-in-law makes this when we go to Illinois.
    Every one of my zumba buddies watches Korean dramas.I refuse to watch them because I know I'll get addicted to them.

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    1. Thank you Kay. Ha ha ha...I know watching drama is time wasting. I limit time for watching but sticking to it is not easy.
      Thank you for the valuable information on the sunscreen lotion.

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  12. 近づいている大型台風の影響で梅雨前線は消えサウナにいるような蒸し暑い日がここの所続いています。不快なうえに夏は低血圧でフワフワ雲の上を歩いてる感じ。春雨サラダが食欲をそそりますね。月10日ほどの2歳児のお守に加え、幼稚園夏休みの4歳児が泊りに来ます。楽しいし可愛いいから無理して頑張っちゃうんですよ。 ビーフプルコギはスタミナディッシュのよう、力でるかしら?

    いつも写真をほめていただきうれしいです。プロだなんてとんでもない、ただのシャガール(写ガール)ですよ。ちなみに、シャガールの作品好きです。

    洋子

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    1. コメントありがとうございます。 孫さんの子守は大変でしょうね。私は来週、出張で子守です。 どうなることやら。 ほんとうにプロ並みですから、デビューしたらどうでしょう? Tomoko さん、斎藤さんともに、ブログを訪ねては、勉強してます、、というか、わあ、すごいと声を上げているだけですが。 なかなか腕があがりません。

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  13. Hi Nippon Nin,

    Nice to learn from you that the Korean bulgogi is actually not too difficult to cook. Plus, it looks very warming to eat for winter too :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thank you Zoe. How is your winter like? Not too cold I hope. I'm really disappointed that I don't have lemons to make your glorious lemon bars...I really have to go to grocery shopping today...I'm out of milk too.

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  14. This is such a filling and comforting meal!

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  15. How LOVELY to meet you. Thank you for the visit.

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