Hello Readers! It has been such a long time since our last post! Almost half a year! Hopefully, this delicious recipe will make up for our long absence. Today’s post is on the famous Korean braised short ribs–galbi jjim. It is served on special occasions due to the high cost of purchasing ribs. Nevertheless, this dish is hearty and full of flavor. It is a sweet salty flavor that will be a hit with kids of all ages! The meat is so tender and soft, it will melt in your mouth. Furthermore, unlike other recipes which require hours of slow cooking, this dish only takes a couple hours! Thank you to my grandmother for this delicious dish! It has now become a staple in my household. I hope it becomes yours as well!
Things You Need
- 11-12 pieces of short ribs (will feed a family of four)
- 2 carrots
- 1/4 of a grated Korean pear or 1 whole kiwi
- 1 grated onion
- 2 potato
- 2-3 stalks of green onion
- 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 7 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 tablespoon of hon dashi
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- black pepper to taste
- sesame seeds for decor (optional)
What to Do
First, if the ribs are not sliced, please slice like pictured below. Get a large bowl of cold water and place the meat for 30 minutes-1 hour. This is a step to purify the meat.
Meanwhile, we can make the marinade while we wait. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, dashi, garlic, pear (or kiwi), onion, and black pepper (1/4 tablespoon) into a bowl. This is such a simple marinade to make, isn’t it?
Set the marinade aside. Now, slice in the green onion, potato (peeled), and carrots like so.
in a large pot (dutch oven is good), place the meat in water and boil. Once it starts boiling, after about 15 seconds, turn off the heat and place the meat aside.
Throw the water away and rinse the pot clean. This is to further clean the meat. Place the cleaned pot back on the stove. Place the meat in the bottom of the pot. Pour water into the bowl until the meat is about 2/3 emerged into the water. Cover and boil for about 10-15 minutes.
Next, pour in the marinade and simmer for 10 minutes.
Place the vegetables into the pot and cover and simmer for 15 more minutes.
Voila! You are done! Enjoy!