Tired of the same old burgers or chicken kabobs? Try this recipe for Korean Barbecued Short Ribs to liven up your next summer fete.
You can find marinades like this at the grocery, often called Kalbi, but mixing it up at home can save money and calories. With just a few ingredients you can grill up something exotic and ridiculously tasty.
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c chopped scallions
1/3 c lower sodium soy sauce
2 tpsp honey or agave
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 lbs of Korean ribs, or flaken ribs, about 1/4 inch thick
High heat cooking oil, like safflower or grape seed
Hot chili sauce, if you like it!
Combine scallions, garlic, soy, sesame and honey to a small bowl and whisk it all up. Add to beef in a sealed bag and refrigerate overnight, or atleast 1- hour.
Heat up the grill. Gently place ribs on hot grill and cook for about 2-4 minutes per side. That's it!
You can serve this for dinner with large pieces of Bibb lettuce to make ssams or wraps. I'm planning to serve this over the weekend on a pretty platter with piles of other fun summer treats.
Need something to wash it down?? Tangy, refreshing cocktails made with fresh ingredients are perfect compliments to spicy Asian-inspired meals.
DRINK THIS: The electrolyes in the coconut water will even help keep you hydrated on a hot summer night.
Juice of 4 limes
1 English cucumber, seeded and chopped, plus some sliced for garnish
2 cups unsweetened coconut water
1/2 c honey, sweeten to taste
4 oz rum or gin (I like gin, Hendricks or Beefeater best)
Blend the lime juice, coconut water and duke with ice, honey and booze. Pulse until smooth. Serve over ice with a slice of cuke on the rim.
Only 100 calories per drink!
Get your pals to bring sides and salads. Stock the freezer with popcicles and ice cream sammies and you are ready to celebrate.
Live it up people.