Showing posts from January, 2019

Simplified Bibimbap, No Special Ingredients Required!

This is my slightly simplified version of Bibimbap, a Korean rice bowl with meat & assorted vegetable sides. The original dish itself isn't super complicated, but some ingredients may be harder to find in US groceries. Traditionally the marinade would call for Asian pear and the sides would include vegetables that would require a trip to specialty stores. My recipe tries to stay with ingredients that are more ubiquitous. Obviously feel free to adjust your sides and grate a quarter Asian pear into your marinade if you can find those ingredients.


4 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp mirin
2 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup chopped scallion
1/4 cup minced onion

1~1.5lb thinly sliced ribeye or short rib

Recommended sides:
sliced oyster mushroom
thinly peeled carrots, blanched
baby spinach, blanched (easier & more tender, regular is fine too)
julienned cucumber (English or Persian cucumbers preferred; regular is fine …

Cajun Steak Fajita

Upgrade your boxed-taco Tuesday with this fusion-spiced fajita!

Disclaimer: will fail every purity test & may offend traditionalist. This is Tex-Mex with a melting-pot twist. I know Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce may look questionable and cinnamon sounds straight up wtf to some. But together they give the dish that je ne sais quoi, that reminds you a little of the meat in a shepard's pie, a little of a Chinese soy braise, and a little of a Jamaican jerk rub.

You can quadruple the spice blend, swapping teaspoon with tablespoon, & store in an 8oz jar. It's good for tacos, shrimps, blacked chicken or salmon, or jarred gifts!


Spice blend:
2 tsp cumin2 tsp chili powder2 tsp paprika2 tsp garlic salt2 tsp onion powder2 tsp dried oregano1 tsp coriander1/2 tsp black pepper1/4 tsp red pepper flakes1/4 tsp cinnamon Marinade:
4 tbsp spice blend4 tbsp oil1 tsp Worcestershire sauce1 tsp soy sauce Meat & Veggies: 1.5 lb flank or skirt steak1 large onion, preferably…