Bulgogi is a korean dish and I was introduced to it at one of the tasting stalls at Costco. Its not spicy yet theres a unique flavour from the addition of soya sauce and brown sugar. Nutty? Smoky? Not sure which note it hits on the palette but it sure is delicious. Since its not spicy,I have seen kids queuing up to get hold of the tasting cup and sneaking around for seconds 🙂 . The Dish also has pears/apples going into the recipe. I have not used them though.
Serves : 4-5
Beef : 500 gms, Thinly sliced or Stir fry from Coles
Carrots : 1 medium, Julienned
Onion : 1 medium , finely chopped, (grated works best)
Ginger : 1 inch finely chopped
Garlic : 2 fat cloves, finely Chopped
Pepper : 1.5 tsp
Soya Sauce : 2-3 tbsp
Brown Sugar : 2 tsp
Oil : 1 tbsp
Sesame Oil : 2 tsp
Spring Onion : 2 stalks finely chopped
Sesame seeds : 1 tsp
Add all the ingredients (except sesame seeds) to a bowl, mix well and let it marinate for about 4 hours in the fridge.
Heat up a pan, add the marinated meat, let it cook in it own juices on high heat, for about 8-10 mins. Since its very thin/tender it will get cooked soon.
Make sure you have plenty of sauce so that it doesnt get dried up and you will be left with chewy meat then. So cooking it right is very important
Serve on a bed of lettuce or fried rice/noodles.