Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MEAT. specifically, beef.

i love meat.  meat is awesome.  unfortunately, i'm on a "stop being a fatass" eating plan, so i've had to restrict the amount of beef that i consume on a regular basis.  that said, everyone needs a cheat day.  superbowl weekend was mine.  

the one thing that i'm probably known for in my office (besides my guacamole) is my korean bbq.  i started making it a few years ago after i made my mother teach me how to concoct the yummiest of all beef dishes.  luckily, it's also one of the easiest recipes ever.  you can use this marinade for any cut of beef you'd like, but if you want to go the traditional route, beef short ribs (sliced through the bone and pictured below) is your best friend.  this scrumptious goodness is kalbi.  the other popular type of meat is the thinly (and i mean THINLY) sliced sirloin, otherwise known as bulgogi.  i personally prefer the short ribs.  although they are messier to eat, the marbling from all the fat around the ribs makes it the meat oh-so-juicy and tender, especially when cooked on the grill.

me with a small part of the 15 lbs of superbowl meat (photo courtesy of my buddy tony)

alright, enough yapping.  here's the recipe:

korean bbq goodness
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup 7-up
1/4 cup sesame oil
chopped garlic, to taste
scallions, to taste
black pepper, to taste

2 lbs BEEF.

mix all the marinade ingredients (everything but the beef) in a large bowl of some sort.  then, dunk your meat in.  make sure every rib gets nice and saucy.  you can let the meat marinate in the fridge for up to two days (which i HIGHLY recommend), then crank up the grill and cook those babies up.

i'd actually recommend making extra marinade if you're going to let them chillax for a couple days so the beef has lots of tasty goodness to soak up.  

superbowl sunday ended up being pretty awesome.  we successfully consumed 15 lbs of korean bbq (there were 13 people there), and my co-worker's dogs had a field day with the bones.  between the beef and holmes' amazing touchdown, i was a happy gal, as was my tummy (named bartholomew).

1 comment:

  1. My tummy, Lucy, and I were happy as well. Thanks for sharing your saucy meat with us!