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Beef with Chilis
Korea   -   Soegogochubokkum

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Sched:
DoAhead:  
4 side  
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1-1/3 hr  
Yes

A light beef dish with good Korean flavor - easy to make and flavorful. It's a bit simplistic to stand alone as a main dish but can serve as an appetizer or combine it with other sides and rice as would be done in Korea. If you make it ahead reheat with a minimal stir fry - it's better warm.


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Beef, lean
-- Marinade
Scallion (all)
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil dark
Rice Wine (1)
Sugar (optional)
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Garlic
Red Chili (2)
Oil
-- Garnish
Sesame, toasted (3)  
Prep
  1. Slice the BEEF thin across the grain and then into narrow strips.
  2. Slice SCALLION thin and mix all Marinade items. Massage into Beef and set aside to marinate for 1 hour or more, turning a couple times.
  3. Crush GARLIC flat and slice into thin slivers. Slice CHILIS in half lengthwise, remove seeds and membranes to the extent desired and cut into narrow slivers. Mix.
  4. Dry roast SESAME SEEDS until golden for garnish.
Run
  1. Heat Oil in a sauté pan and stir in Chili mix, frying until garlic shows the first hint of color. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Drain Beef, keeping any left over marinade. Fry stirring until all raw color is gone and all liquid has evaporated.
  3. Stir in Marinade and Chili mix. Fry stirring for a few minutes.
  4. Serve garnished with a sprinkle of roasted Sesame Seed.
NOTES:
  1. Rice Wine:   Use a good, drinkable Chinese rice wine, not that horrid salted "cooking" version. If you don't have this, use a Dry Sherry. Sake is made from rice but is not considered a good substitute. For details see our Chinese Rice Wine page.
  2. Chilis:   Fresno or Holland Red work fine. Three with the seeds and membranes scraped out is still pretty mild - adjust to your taste. For details see our Chili Page.
  3. Sesame Seeds:   Toasted sesame seeds are almost always used. If you don't have them, just dry pan roast white sesame seeds, stirring and shaking, until they are a medium blonde color. For details see our Toasted Sesame Seeds page.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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