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. 🙂
Sempio bulgogi sauce is a product that I like to use for quick meals. Just marinating some meat with this sauce, and then frying it, makes for a delicious main dish. This sauce also can be used for other kinds of foods, limited only by your creativity; although today’s recipe is how make bulgogi. Enjoy the flavor as much as I did. 🙂
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- San (산) = Mountain
- Bada (바다) = Sea
Beef and perilla jeon is a creative way of cooking perilla leaves. I like food with a good match of flavors in various ingredients. This food is a perfect example. The unique flavor of perilla tastes great with marinated beef. My husband is still not accustomed to the flavor of perilla, so he usually does not like it. However, he loved this perilla jeon. He said that the raw perilla taste is not strong; the jeon just tastes great. 🙂 So, if you see perilla leaves in a Korean or Asian grocery store, please try this someday. 😀
Yield: 15 Pieces
Sweet red bean bbang, called “danpatbbang” in Korean, is an old-fashioned bakery product. There are many different kinds of sweet foods that use red bean paste. This is one of the most popular ones. If you have a bread machine, you can make this very easy dessert at home. I will use my homemade red bean paste again in this recipe. 😉 Warm, freshly baked bread tastes very good with bean filling.
Yield: 16 Pieces
Red bean porridge is commonly eaten on the shortest day of the year in Korea. This warm and sweet porridge is a great meal for any winter day too. If you make your own red bean paste at home, or have canned red bean paste, it is a pretty easy recipe to make. The sweet and nutty flavors from the red bean paste, along with the chewy rice balls, taste great together.
Yield: 2 Servings