Saturday, August 26, 2006

Korean Beef Stew

Tag Category: Recipe

A fellow blogger, Mita, requested my recipe for Korean Beef Stew, so I decided to prepare this dish today. If you're reading this Mita, this one's for you.

1 head garlic crushed
1/4 cup oil (can be reduced later)
3 pcs. siling labuyo
1 tsp. shredded ginger
1 kilo beef short ribs
3 tbsp. sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsps. corn starch
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 tbsps. toasted sesame seeds
leeks

Combine the first 10 ingredients. Cook until beef is tender. I use a pressure cooker which takes about 30 minutes. Others do not like to use pressure cooker and prefer the slow-cooking method to allow the flavor to seep in. In that case, it takes about 3-4 hours. After cooking with a pressure cooker, transfer to another pot and bring to a boil, then simmer. Add the corn starch, sesame oil and sesame seeds. I have to admit we ran out of corn starch, so mine doesn't have it, but it is preferable if you put it in order to thicken the sauce. Then transfer to a serving dish. I added chopped leeks to give it that decorative touch. Voila!


In our case, I do not immediately put the sesame seeds in because there are others here at home who do not like the taste of sesame seeds. I just put some on the side so that those who prefer it can just put it in their dish. We respect diversity in our house...hahaha.

Anyway, since this is a Korean dish, I decided to pair it with Kimchi. No, I did not make the Kimchi nor do I know how to make it. Fortunately, these things are readily available in groceries and supermarkets. I prefer the chinese cabbage variety.


Arrgghh, I'm gaining weight with all this cooking. Oh well, I'll just start dieting next week....hopefully.

23 comments:

Mita said...

Yehey! Gosh, that looks sooo good ....I wanna say "pass the rice please!" and yes, I'll have the kimchi too...

I'll definitely make this when we get back from a trip next week. Thank you, thank you, ladybug!

ipanema said...

wow, beef stew. its looks inviting indeed. :)

Abaniko said...

Ah, glorious food! Every week I binge but always, I promise to go on diet the following week.

snglguy said...

I love sesame oil on soups, especially beef soups. :-)

Toe said...

Wow, you really love cooking Ladybug! That looks a bit too complicated for me, but I'd love to taste your Korean Beef Stew if I ever go to Manila. :)

Lazarus said...

Wow Yummy!

I can imagine.

Rey said...

That looked really lovely to eat... if I'm not allergic to sesame seeds.

the kimchi looked delectable too... Masarap ipares sa stew yan.

niceheart said...

Looks good! I'm one who doesn't care for sesame seeds. Would definitely eat this without the seeds. :)

ladybug said...

mita> You're very welcome. :-) Others, however, prefer to sautee the garlic and ginger first before combining the other ingredients. Depends on you, actually. Good luck!

ipanema> this is one of my fave comfort food. But when I cook this, dami kong nakakain na kanin kaya sira na naman diet ko.

ladybug said...

abaniko> haha, we're the same that way. I think I gained 3 pounds just this weekend. Shucks.

snglguy> Me too! I love sesame oil especially on steamed fish. :-) Yummy.

ladybug said...

toe> I discovered the joys of cooking when I recovered from my sickness 2 years ago. Late-bloomer lang nga ako, haha. Sige ba, patitikimin kita ng mga luto ko pag umuwi kayo sa Manila.

lazarus> thanks! Ubos na ubos nga eh, haha. For me that was the ultimate compliment.

ladybug said...

rey> Bagay nga yung dalawa. Problem is, I'm the only one at home who likes to eat kimchi. Nababahuan pati husband ko.

niceheart> Yes, you may just want to remove the sesame seeds. Sometimes, I don't bother to put it anymore, but for decorative purposes tsaka para mas authentic (for the blog pics), I had to put some...haha.

Senorito<- Ako said...

Tried your bicol express recipe... my 1 year old baby likes it too. :)

ladybug said...

senorito<-ako> I'm glad your kid liked it. Mabenta nga sa mga bata coz it's kinda sweet. I didn't put too much siling labuyo on mine kasi di gusto ng mga pamangkin ko eh.

ipanema said...

wow! new template, looks nice ladybug! :)

ladybug said...

ipanema> Thanks! I just got it from a website offering free blogger templates. However, this is not yet permanent. Expect more revisions in the future. Busy sa kaka-ayos ng template kaya di tuloy ako makapag-post ng bagong entry....hahahaha.

snglguy said...

Whoa!! Spanking new template! Did you get it from that site I gave you? Wasn't there supposed to be a picture in the background? :-)

ladybug said...

snglguy> Unfortunately, the site you suggested was too technical for me. I uploaded the image to photobucket but I still had trouble with the final template. Pero thank you pa rin because the site you suggested led me to other sites na meron ng ready-made templates...as in kokopyahin ko na lang...hahaha. Tamad talaga ako. Thanks snglguy! This will do for now.

bugsybee said...

Korean beef stew's one of my favorites so when I am in a Korean resto, I just have to order it (I like it with bean sprouts and kimchi on the side). Tho I'm not a skilled cook, this recipe looks easy so I hope to be able to do this.

ladybug said...

bugsybee> It's relly easy. It takes a long time lang kasi papalambutin mo lang talaga yung baka. Good luck and happy eating! :-)

Lani said...

Uyy, thanks ladybug. I love korean beef stew, maitry na ito next week. Kasama sa menu ko.

ladybug said...

Lani> You're welcome. Hope you enjoy this recipe! :-)

carla said...

hi ladybug! thanks for dropping by my site. ^^

your korean beef stew looks good, i'll try to make it sometime. can i substitute another beef cut for the ribs?

and yeah, i also like "inventing" recipes. if there's a success, i'd post them in my blog :-)