Monday, June 30, 2014

You asked for it!

You all answered my question of what to make this weekend. I took a poll and you answered.

Ok, so only a few of you answered but the "others" are going to be sorry because the few who read this blog will find out how good this recipe is.

Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs + Spicy Korean Slaw... Can we talk? I opted out of the sweet peach relish that was suppose to go along with this. Did I ever tell you how much I detest hot fruit? ESPECIALLY fruit with meat. Ew. Ok, but the rest of this dish was amazing.

I could have eaten the whole bowl of slaw. Shut up... I didn't.

Here it is! Yum. I kinda bought hamburger buns instead of hotdog buns. I mean I don't know why this happened. I think I was trying to remember lyrics to a song and picked up hotdog instead of hamburger buns. So I guess this was a Korean BBQ Short Rib Burger.

Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs w/Sweet Peach Relish + Spicy Korean Slaw
Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs

5 pounds bone in short ribs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup soy sauce + 3 tablespoons, divided
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup mirin (rice wine vinegar)
4 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 /2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons gojujang (Korean chile paste)
1/2 cup ketchup
4-6 of your favorite buns, warmed (I used whole wheat hoggie buns)
4-6 ounces swiss cheese, shredded
2-4 ounces queso fresco, cotija or feta cheese, crumbled
Spicy Korean Chile Slaw
3 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
1 cup carrot sticks
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin (rice wine vinegar)
1-2 tablespoons gojujang (Korean chile paste)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Sweet Peach Relish
2 peaches, chopped
1 jalapeƱo, seeded + chopped (optional)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced

Add the ribs to a gallon size ziplock bag.

In a large glass measuring cup or bowl combine the brown sugar, 1 cup soy sauce, water, mirin, green onions, garlic, ginger, toasted sesame oil and pepper. Pour the marinade over the ribs and seal the bag. Place the ribs in the fridge and marinate 4 hours or overnight.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Add the ribs and the marinade to a large roasting pan. Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake the ribs for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the ribs are tender.

Meanwhile make the slaw

Remove the ribs from the roasting pan and strain the remaining liquid through a fine mesh strainer and right into a sauce pot. To the pot add the gojujang and ketchup. Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer over medium heat until the sauce has reduced by half and thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove the BBQ sauce from the heat.

Preheat the grill to medium high heat.

Brush the ribs all over with the BBQ sauce and grill the ribs for about 7-8 minutes per side. Be careful when flipping as the ribs will be tender. Remove the ribs and allow to cool 5 minutes. Shred the meat with two forks. Stuff the meat inside the buns, top with swiss cheese, peach relish (below) and the Korean Slaw. Sprinkle with cotija cheese.

Korean Chili Slaw
Add the cabbage, carrots, cilantro and green onions to a large bowl. In another small bowl whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce, gojujang , oil and sesame seeds. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss well. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Let me try sumpthin new...

So, I have to admit that I miss you guys. I mean, I don't really miss you because you are not you until you read this. Wow... That was heavy. Anyhow I just think it would be fun to take a poll and she where it takes me. I am starting off easy to challenge myself and I will ramp it up. I think it will be fun. Lets go.

Which of these should I make this weekend? free polls 

I will give this poll until Friday. Then I will post what I did with your choice. Lets see if I can not bore the crap out of you.