Kalbi Korean Short Ribs Recipe

Kalbi Korean Short Ribs Recipe
Staff Writer

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.

8
Servings
518
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Asian Pear or Golden Bosc Pear, Grated
  • lime, juiced
  • 1/2'' ginger, peeled and grated
  • tablespoons sesame seeds
  • cup soda water
  • cup tamari
  • 1/4  Cup  sesame oil
  • 3  Pounds  Beef short ribs, cut across the bone (often referred to as flanken, English, or L.A. cut)
  • 1/4  cup honey
  • cloves garlic, minced

Directions

Combine all the marinade ingredients, then pour over the ribs in a resealable plastic bag. Mix thoroughly to coat all the pieces evenly. Marinate overnight.

The next day, grill the ribs over direct high heat until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with rice, Kimchi, and leaves of lettuce or perilla to wrap around the meat.

Kalbi is often dipped in Kochujang Sauce or gireumjang, which is made by combining 2 parts salt and 1 part black pepper and adding sesame oil until it becomes a thick, grainy sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
184mg
61%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
54g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
108mg
11%
Choline, total
193mg
45%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
75mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
453mg
65%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
65µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1549mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
137g
5%
Zinc, Zn
22mg
100%

Kalbi Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Kalbi Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.