January 28, 2013
Posted By: Shaunescy
This is a recipe from my friend Soon. I have been pestering her for a traditional Korean recipe for Bibimbap for a while and I was so happy when I saw it waiting for me in my inbox today!
Seems like at this time of year I can hardly satisfy my craving of red-pepper paste or sriracha. If Asian cooking is unfamiliar to you, this is a great place to start. Health wise this is one of the most complete meals I can think of and it is so tasty, that I bet you that it will come up on your list of favorite foods from now on.
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 3 tablespoons sesame oil
• 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
• 1/2 pound thinly sliced rib-eye
• 1 cup short grain rice
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 zucchini, thinly sliced
• 1 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
• Handful bean sprouts
• 1/2 cup carrots, julienned
• 1/4 cup red pepper paste
1. Combine the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a large bowl. Add the beef and stir until coated. Set aside for 30 minutes. Also, cook the short grain rice according to the instructions on the package. It should take about 20 minutes or so.
2. Meanwhile, pour 1/2 tablespoon of the sesame oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Toss in the mushrooms and cook until they are tender and soft. Set aside. Then another 1/2 tablespoon of the sesame oil to the skillet and add the sliced zucchini. Cook it until it is tender, about 5 minutes or so.
3. Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add the bean sprouts and cook for about a minute. Then drain in a colander.
4. Set a large skillet over high heat. When very hot add the beef. Cook, stirring often until browned on all sides. Then set aside.
5. Pour the rest of the sesame oil into a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack the two eggs in and cook until the whites have set, but the yolk is still very runny.
6. Time to construct. First, lay out the beef, mushrooms, zucchini, bean sprouts, and raw carrots. Add a handful of rice to a large bowl, then add a little bit of each of the ingredients around the edges of the bowl. Top with a fried egg. Repeat with another bowl.
Serve with the red pepper paste and rice wine vinegar to taste. When ready, break the yolk and twirl around the contents until well mixed.
All my best, Bunnyfufu