Dosirak 5: Bulgogi, Garlic Chili Shrimp & Dotorimuk Muchim. This week, we do some surf n’ turf! When I was growing up in the States, I saw this ‘surf n’ turf’ phrase on menus from time-to-time. But I never knew what it meant. Surf = Sea and Turf = Earth. Simply stated, it’s a mix of seafood and meat in one dish. Today, we combine Bulgogi with Garlic-Chili infused Shrimp. Then pair it with dotorimuk muchim (marinated acorn starch jelly), dol-namul (local Korean wild veggie) and raspberries. Balanced, beautiful & delicious!
Few Cooking Notes:
Bulgogi – For more flavor, let the meat marinate for longer. At the very least, give it 30 minutes. For maximum flavor, let it sit overnight in your refrigerator. Also, if you have time, grate-in 1/2 a peeled pear or 1/2 a peeled apple into the marinade. Perfecto!
Chili-Garlic Shrimp – For more oomph, use prawns or large-sized shrimp! I used local Korean shrimp which didn’t have much meat. They were a bit scrawny – they didn’t go to the gym! All that peeling for nothing (lol!)
Dotorimuk – Feel free to add more shakes of salt to the marinade. I purposely made it slightly bland because the seaweed flakes have salt on them. Season-to-taste.
The green veggie in this picture is Dol-Namul. It’s a Korean vegetable that’s typically eaten raw or with a dab of cho-gochujang sauce (gochujang mixed with some vinegar).
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Dan-yul out! 🤠 Have a great week ya’ll!
Quick & Simple Bulgogi
- 200-300 grams of Thinly Sliced Beef (Chuck or Ribeye)
- 1/2 an Onion
- 1 package of Enoki Mushrooms
- 1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup of Sugar
- 1/4 cup of Mirim
- 1/4 cup of Minced Garlic
- 1/2 cup of Water
- 1/2 teaspoon of Minced Ginger
- 3 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
- 6-8 pieces of Shrimp
- Few shakes of Salt
- 3 Tablespoons of Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
- 3-4 shakes of Salt
- 1 Dried Chili Pepper (Thai Chili Pepper) Or use red 5-6 shakes of red chili flakes
- 1 pack of Dotorimuk
- Few shakes of Seaweed Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
- 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
- 5-6 shakes of Salt Add more salt to taste
- 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Seeds
Quick and Easy Bulgogi
- Take out a mixing bowl. Thoroughly mix Soy Sauce (1/2 cup), Sugar (1/4 cup), Mirim (1/4 cup), Minced Garlic (1/4 cup), Water (1/2 cup), Minced Ginger (1/2 teaspoon!) and Sesame Oil (3 Tablespoons).
- Add-in your thinly sliced beef and let the meat marinate for at least 30 minutes. If you have time, let it marinate for 1-2 hours. Or even better, if you leave it overnight in the refrigerator!
- Cut onion (1/2 piece) into thin slices. Then cut the stem portion off the enoki mushroom and give it a quick rinse under water. Split the mushrooms into smaller bundles with your fingers.
- After the meat has marinated, take out a frying pan. Put it on medium-high heat and place in some oil. Once its hot, use a pair of tongs and place the meat in - don't dump in the marinade, only the meat. Then add in the onion pieces as well.
- Once most of the marinade in the pan has cooked away and your onions have turned translucent, add-in the enoki mushrooms. Stir everything around for 30 seconds. Turn off heat and plate.
Garlic Chili Shrimp
- Use a bread knife and cut along the back of each shrimp (reference video). De-vein the shrimp. Afterwards, spread each shrimp and season with a few shakes of salt.
- Add oil (3 Tablespoons) into a cold frying pan. Then add-in minced garlic (1/2 Tablespoon) and 3-4 shakes of salt. Then add-in the chopped dried chili flakes. Place on medium heat.
- Toss in the shrimp. Then stir and mix everything together. Cook until shrimp get nice and crispy - or until the garlic pieces start to brown. (Reduce heat if the garlic starts to brown too quickly). Take off heat and plate. Bon Appetit!
- Cut Dotorimuk into small bite-sized pieces.
- Make seasoning sauce: Thoroughly mix Sesame Oil (2 Tablespoons), Soy Sauce (1 Tablespoon), Salt (5-6 shakes), Sesame Seeds (1 Tablespoon). Take a sample of the sauce and add-in more salt if it taste slightly bland to you.
- Add a few shakes of Seaweed Flakes onto the Dotorimuk. Then pour the seasoning over. Use your hands and toss everything together. Bon Appetit!