Serving 090126c
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Beef with Zucchini
Korea   -   Hobakmuchim

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DoAhead:  
2 main  
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1-3/4 hr  
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This simple meat and vegetable dish features robust Korean flavors. It is easy make and goes very well with steamed rice. Try to get zuchinis less than 1-1/2 inch diameter for this recipe. This dish can also be served as a cold salad if you keep the zucchinis quite crisp.



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Zucchini, very small
Salt
Beef, lean
-- Marinade
Sesame, toasted (2)  
Scallion
Garlic
Ginger root
Peppercorns black
Soy Sauce
Sesame Oil dark
-- Sauce
Scallions
Sugar (optional)
Soy Sauce
Chili powder (1)
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Oil
-- Garnish
Sesame, toasted (2)
Prep   -   (1-1/4+ hrs - 45 min work)
  1. Slice the ZUCCHINI into rounds or diagonals 1/4 inch thick. Salt liberally, tumble well and set aside to sweat for about 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the BEEF thin and then into narrow strips.
  3. Dry roast 2 T white SESAME SEEDS (enough for both marinade and garnish) until light golden.
  4. Slice 1 SCALLION very thin, both white and green. Crush GARLIC and chop fine. Slice GINGER very thin and chop fine. Starting with Sesame Seeds and Pepper pound all solid Marinade Items together in a mortar, then mix with Sesame Oil and Soy Sauce. Massage into Beef and set aside for at least 30 minutes, turning once or twice.
  5. Slice 3 SCALLIONS very thin, both white and green, and mix all Sauce items.
Run   -   (25 min)
  1. Drain, rinse and dry Zucchini (a salad spinner works very well).
  2. In a spacious sauté pan heat Oil very hot and stir in Beef, including the marinade. Fry stirring until liquid has evaporated and meat starts to actually fry again.
  3. Stir in the Zucchini and Scallion mix. Fry stirring until all is well mixed. Turn heat down to low, cover and let cook a few minutes until zucchini is cooked through but still has plenty of bite.
  4. Serve garnished with a sprinkle of toasted Sesame Seeds.
NOTES:
  1. Chili Powder:   Korean is, of course, appropriate, but Kashmir or similarly medium hot would do fine. For details see our Chili Page.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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