I came across this really tasty sounding recipe for bulgogi a while ago. Bulgogi is a Korean barbecued beef dish that translates to "fire meat". I liked the fact that this recipe used a pear and an apple in the marinade to add sweetness and help tenderize the meat. The bulgogi was pretty easy to make. The hardest part was slicing the beef thinly. I found that freezing the beef for an hour made it easier to slice thinly. The bulgogi was really good. It was sweet and tasty and the beef was nice and tender. I served it with rice and kimchi and I even tried making lettuce wraps with it. The leftover bulgogi mad a great bibimbap.
Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
(from Kitchen Wench by Ellie Won)
1 pound beef sirloin (thinly sliced)
5 cloves garlic (grated)
1 inch ginger (grated)
1 small onion (grated)
1 Korean pear (grated)
1 Fuji apple (grated)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon sugar
2 green onions (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Mix everything in a freezer bag and marinate over night.
2. Cook the meat on a barbecue or in a pan on the stove.
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