Travel the world with me through culinary delights and delightful books!
Our First Stop: Korea
Our Menu: Korean Kabobs with Steamed Rice
Kabobs take a little of work, however, everything can be prepared and marinated ahead of time.
I chose 1 red onion, 1 green bell pepper, 1 yellow bell pepper, and 1 red bell pepper, and cut them into even chunks approx 1 inch in size. You want them to be as equal as possible so they cook all the same. I loved that they stayed crunchy even after cooking them.
So, I also added two serrano peppers to the mix. Unless, you like things spicy, I don’t recommend doing this. Removing the seeds from the serranos helps lessen the heat some. I didn’t, and they were hot, hot, hot!
Next, comes the beef. I used a prepackage cut from my grocery store labeled for kabobs. But I cut them in half so they would cook through quicker, and it felt like more. If you’re store doesn’t sell them like this, you can use sirloin steak and cut it yourself.
Next, I mixed the marinade. I added them directly to the bowls of meat and veggies by dividing the ingredient amounts in half.
1 cup of soy sauce in each bowl
1 tablespoon minced garlic in each bowl.
2 tablespoons honey in each bowl.
A dash of crushed red pepper in each bowl. *optional
I used two tablespoons of ginger paste vs. fresh ginger in each bowl.
And 6 green onions. (Not Pictured)
Mix it all together.
I marinated them right in their bowls in the fridge for thirty minutes. Then threaded them on metal skewers. (You can use wood ones, but them must be soaked in water for ten minutes or they’ll catch fire.) Also thread the meat and veggies separately. This will allow you to remove the veggies if they are cooking faster than the beef. You can grill, broil, or airfry the kabobs. I used my airfryer and cooked them for a total of 18 minutes. They came out perfectly! The meat was tender and not overcooked. The veggies were cooked but still had a wonderful crunch.
I served the kabobs over steamed rice.
To make the rice, use a medium grain rice, Japanese or Korean style. I used Thai Jasmine Rice. Rinse 2 cups of rice in cold water for several minutes, then add to a bowl and soak in cold water for two to three hours. Drain, the add to sauce pan with 3 cups of water. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
Now for the books!
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