Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kalbi Jjim ( Braised Short Ribs)


2 lbs beef short ribs, thick cuts
1 small onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp Mirin ( sweet seasoning)
3 Tbsp Kamjang ( korean soy sauce)
1 small carrot, peeled and sliced
1 small daikon ( radish), peeled and sliced
4 shitake mushroom, sliced
handful of chestnuts, peeled
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp corn syrup
pepper to taste

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1. Put beef short ribs in a pot with water and boil for 5-10 minutes. Drain . Rinse short ribs in cold water to get rid of the scums and blood.

2. Put the beef short ribs in a clean pot . Add 2 cups of water, onion, garlic, sugar, kamjang, mirin, corn syrup, sesame oil and pepper. Boil over medium heat until beef is slightly tender.

3. Add carrots, daikon, mushroom, chestnuts then turn the heat donw to low . Simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.

*** stir the mixture several times while cooking to make sure that the meat is coated with he sauce

4. remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish and serve.

*** make sure to cut the vegetable to about the same size to cook them evenly.

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