Today’s recipe is for bibimbap, which is a Korean dish that I would compare to stir fry. If you search online, there are lots of different variations of this dish, but the way we’ve always had it prepared includes a spicy beef with uncooked vegetables. That was perfect for my morning sickness, as for whatever reason the only food that sounded truly appetizing was uncooked veggies.
Here’s what we’re making:
Now, like most stir fry, the ingredient list for this dish varies with what you want to put in it. For this version we did shredded carrots, radishes and cucumbers topped with a fried egg to go with our beef. We’ve also used broccoli, mushrooms and bean sprouts. All of them get diced up and thrown on top of your rice with beef cooked in bulgogi sauce.
Here’s what you need:
1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic
1″ piece of ginger
1 small onion
1 Korean pear
1 Fuji apple
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp sugar
2 green onions
1/4 tsp pepper
The recipe in the link has you grate or chop everything, but we usually just throw everything (except the beef of course) into a blender and mix it that way. Stick the sauce in a ziplock with your beef and leave it as close to overnight as you can manage. Take your beef out and cook it up over a grill or on the stove top and it’s ready to be added to your bibimbap.
Once your meat, veggies, rice and egg (if you want one) are in the bowl, mix it all up and you’re ready for your sauce. …I’m SURE this is tantamount to putting ketchup on steak, but rather than make our own sauce, we just use this stuff and mix in a little Sriracha for spice. I’m sorry. I know you’re terribly disappointed in us. Just try the dish and then decide how much okay?
This is a great way to get a lot of vegetables into your dinner when you’re not feeling like a salad. The sauces combined with the variety of textures and flavors make for a wonderful, satisfying dish, and because it’s stir-fry-esque you can leave out anything you can’t stand and sub in your favorites.
Try it out and let me know what you think!