This classic recipe comes to us from NYC's The Woo, where Executive Chef Eli Martinez cooks up modern takes on iconic Korean dishes. Once you have all of the ingredients prepped, bibimbap is a fairly simple dish. We suggest making big batches of the components ahead of a dinner party or for weekday meal prep, and then assembling and cooking the dish will only take a matter of minutes.
Galbi jjim is typically served on traditional holidays and special occasions in Korea. It is a definite favorite at our house.In contrast to the braising method typical in Western cooking, with Korean cuisine you do not sear meat before braising. Instead, the ribs are first parboiled in water with the aromatic vegetables and then braised in a sweet and savory braising liquid. Parboiling is a traditional technique, favored by Koreans, to remove excess fat and blood from the ribs. I boil the ribs in a small amount of water and use the resulting stock in the braising liquid so as not to lose the flavor of the ribs during parboiling.Chestnuts, dates, pine nuts, and gingko nuts are traditional garnishes that make this dish look very elegant. But, the ribs will still be delicious without them. These juicy, succulent ribs in a rich sauce will be perfect for any of your special occasions! Then again, why wait for a special occasion to make this tasty comfort food?This recipe was originally published in Celebrate the Korean New Year.
With locations in New York, Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, and internationally, Zuma creates some of the best Japanese cuisine on the planet. This is their spicy tuna roll recipe, which you'll find is simple enough to make at home, even for a novice sushi-maker. Be sure to buy the highest quality sushi-grade tuna at your local fish market. If your grocery store doesn't carry some of the Japanese ingredients, don't fret! The sushi will still be delicious if it's missing some of the elements. Feel free to play around with other common sushi ingredients like scallions, sriracha, chili oil, etc.For an even easier version, you could skip the rolling and simply combine all of the ingredients without the nori to create a spicy tuna bowl. Recipe courtesy of Zuma.
Hearty pastrami and peppery radish slices are stacked atop crostini that's been slathered with spicy horseradish butter. This recipe makes more horseradish butter than you need, so spread the leftover on a panini or grilled steak.This recipe is by JeanMarie Brownson and originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
This simple, refreshing dish that's a staple in many Vietnamese restaurants around the world was one of my favorite things to order when eating out in Little Saigon in Orange County, Calif. It can be thought of as a "noodle salad" — vermicelli noodles are served on top of a bed of lettuce and herbs, pickled daikon and carrot, and topped with some type of grilled meat — traditionally pork in the Hanoi style, lemongrass grilled beef, grilled chicken, or grilled shrimp. Then, it all gets topped with a fish-sauce based "dressing" that gets mixed in just before eating. Delicious.
If you plan on whipping this up again quickly in the future, make a double batch of dressing to cut down on prep time.
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Seafood fanatics will adore this recipe. This sandwich takes juicy crab meat and pickled vegetables, tosses them in a mayo-based mixture, and puts the deliciousness inside a gougere roll. It's a perfect sandwich to chow down on during dinner, at a picnic or on game day.Recipe Courtesy of Eggland's Best
This short rib stew is inspired by a traditional Japanese comfort food dish, nikujaga, a stew made with either pork or beef and potatoes. I added a few more vegetables here to make it a more well-rounded dish.
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Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches have become so trendy over the past five years that it's almost painful. It's gotten to the point when you see one on a menu that you know before ordering that it's best to stray far, far away from that portion of it. Besides, why order something out that you can make just as well if not better at home. There, I said it. You don't have to be Vietnamese to make a good bánh mì, and it's easy. The basic ingredients for a bánh mì sandwich? Steamed, pan-roasted, or oven-roasted meat and soy fillings like Vietnamese sausage, pork patties, pork liver pâté, and grilled chicken, topped with cucumber slices, cilantro, shredded pickled carrots and daikon, mayonnaise, sliced chiles, and chile sauce.
This simple recipe (really simple, I swear) combines two of the above ingredients — chicken (thigh meat) and chile sauce (Sriracha) — for a moist, flavorful effect. The key to great bánh mì? Moist meat. Adequate distribution. Overall moisture. And is just good bread with a thin crust and strategic layering technique for maximum ingredients and efficient distribution. This recipe was carried out using some really terrific bread baked by Leske's Bakery, a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, original since 1961, and bought at Chubby Mary's, a new favorite sandwich shop by the Artichoke Basille crew in New York's East Village. What's the big deal about the bread? You don't need to go to Leske's or Chubby Mary's (though you could do much worse), but a really light and airy bread that's crusty outside and still moist and airy inside will be key. (Leske's would be great for a po'boy, too, by the way.)
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