Kalbi (often spelled galbi) is a marinated, grilled short rib dish that is both tasty and easy to prepare. In South Korea, kalbi is also made with whole short ribs that are butterflied so they remain thin. This style is called wang kalbi (“king ribs”), and the resulting flap of meat attached to the large short rib bone provides for a unique presentation; many kalbi enthusiasts are convinced that this style of kalbi has a superior taste. I find them equally delicious.
ALL AMERICAN KALBI Kalbi is thin sliced beef short ribs as favored by Koreans. This recipe uses an allAmerican marinade for this Korean favorite. It can also be done on an indoor grill, like a George Foreman.
Used this on the tenderloin of a trophy elk, marinated for 24 hours, and it succeeded beyond all expectations - superb! From "Jim Zumbo's Amazing Venison Recipes". Generally, best to serve medium-rare. Good for elk and deer.
I like to use boneless beef ribs for this, so I guess it's somewhere between kalbi and bulgogi. Don't be put off by the long ingredient list-it's really not at all difficult to make. You can use this marinade for kalbi (thin strips of beef short ribs), bulgogi (thinly sliced beef), or on chicken. This recipe freezes well, too, though I would recommend sticking with thicker cuts of meat to freeze.
Ingredients: 4 pounds short ribs Marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 Korean pear or Asian pear, grated with juices 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic 1/2 small white onion, grated or sliced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons light brown sugar ...