>korean kalbi tofu & korean mung bean sprout side dish

>when i used to eat meat, i LOVED LOVED LOVED korean bbq and all the different side dishes (banchan) the meal would come with. korean grilled dishes is known as kalbi and is usually marinated beef ribs that are grilled on an open fire. for dinner tonight, i had my version of kalbi. the only thing this dish is missing is kimchee of course!

kalbi ingredients
8 oz of tofu
2 tbs brown sugar
3 tbs shoya soy sauce
2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
1tbs sesame oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbs rice vinegar
2 tbs chopped green onions
2 tbs chopped ginger
1 tsp pineapple juice

Directions:

  • cut tofu into 1/4 inch slices and place in a large mixing bowl or large zip lock bag
  • Prepare the marinade in a separate bowl. mix together all of the ingredients.
  • pour marinade and evenly cover tofu. leave in refrigerator and marinade for 2-5 hours.
  • cook on a skillet, grill, or pan fry. i usually cook the tofu for about 2-3 mins on each side.

korean mung bean sprout ingredients
4 cups of bean spouts
5 cups of water
2 tbs chopped green onions
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tsp kosher salt

directions

  • boil water in a pot. add bean sprouts and cook for 4-5 mins.
  • strain bean sprouts and run through cold water 5 times
  • squeeze out excess water and place in a mixing bowl.
  • add all the ingredients and mix well. i like to use my hands to mix everything all up.
  • chill and serve as a side dish.
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