Today, I will show you how to wrap Korean BBQ. One of the uniquenesses of Korean cuisine is wrapping BBQ with a variety of leafy greens, other vegetables, and a wrapping sauce called “ssamjang.” How man times have we eaten a main dish and not got enough vegetables in our diet? I know I have done it more times that I would like to admit. In that point, this is a healthy way to enjoy eating meat. You can use this method of eating with many other kinds of Korean BBQ and meat. However, in this post, I will use the Sempio bulgogi recipe that I just posted. I also posted a homemade bulgogi recipe in the past, so you can check it out too. If you are a vegetarian, you can fry some tofu, eggs, or mushrooms and wrap those instead of the meat. That will be delicious too. 🙂
There are several kinds of skewered chicken preparations in Korea. Among them, I will show you how to make one today. This one is made with chicken, garlic, peppers, and green onions, all marinated in a special sauce. It all tastes really good together. Depending on your tastes, you can use more garlic or pepper for each skewer. Sometime ago, I posted a recipe using some korean peppers that a friend gave us. This is another recipe using those peppers. My husband loved the flavor of the cooked peppers with the sauce; he thinks I could have added more pepper pieces on each skewer. It is up to you. 🙂
Yield: 8 Skewers
Beef rib jjim, called “sogalbi jjim” in Korean, is a popular traditional holiday or party food in Korea. Since it takes some time for the preparation, marination, and cooking, Koreans usually save this dish for special days. The meat is tender and delicious with a sweet and salty flavor to it. Many people requested this dish, so I am very excited to share my beef rib jjim recipe with you. Try it someday.
Yield: 4 Servings
Yangmyeom tongdak (양념 통닭) must be the most popular snack food in Korea. There are many restaurants that offer free delivery service to your home with no tipping. Many companies deliver their food until midnight, and this fried chicken is always a popular choice in Korea. Whenever people have to be up late into the night watching the Olympics, World Cup, or other big events, the fried chicken restaurants will be very busy. lol This chicken is nicely battered and fried with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. Try it someday.
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Andong is the name of a Korean city, and this special dish is a very famous food from that area. It is also popular with many people that visit Korea. The braised chicken and vegetables with the sauce will make you fall in love with the flavor. I love, love, love this food. It is not too difficult to make from scratch, but if you have access to Sempio’s Braised Chicken Sauce, you can take a shortcut and follow my recipe using Sempio’s sauce instead. Both are delicious. Many people wanted me to make this dish from scratch, so here it is.
Yield: 2-3 Servings