Kalbi Korean Short Ribs Recipe

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Kalbi Korean Short Ribs Recipe

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
430
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Asian Pear or Golden Bosc Pear, Grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 '' ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 cup soda water
  • 1 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
  • 6 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Protein
41g
81%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
0.4µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
2µg
33%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.6%
Vitamin K
4µg
6%
Calcium
87mg
9%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
30µg
8%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
63mg
16%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
66%
Phosphorus
398mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
705mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.4%
Sodium
2111mg
88%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.6%
Zinc
7mg
46%

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