Recipe: Bi Bim Bap

The weather has taken a turn towards cold and snowy. To cheer you up I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite dishes: Bi Bim Bap with Bulgogi. If you’ve never tried Korean food, these names may sound intimidating, but in reality, these dishes are very flexible and are essentially veggies, rice, and barbecued beef. The link above is just to give you ideas on the possibilities. Here’s my approach:

Bi Bim Bap

Step 1: Marinate your choice of meat using this recipe. The recipe calls for thinly sliced beef, I often use ground because it’s cheaper and easier.

Step 2: Start a pot of rice (use whatever you have on hand)

Step 3: Make accompanying veggies (a selection of seasonal produce like spinach, kale, carrots, watermelon radishes). For example: sauté spinach and diced watermelon radishes with soy sauce, garlic and ginger; add chopped up carrots for color and texture; or make a quick pickled daikon and watermelon radish.

Step 4: Finish cooking meat and fry an egg.

Step 5: Put all of the various pieces of the dish together with the fried egg on top! If you like spicy add my secret sauce (below):

Not-so-secret sauce:

This is in ratios so you can make as much or as little as you would like:

1 part sugar to 1 part sriracha with a dash of sesame oil.