Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)
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Serves: 6
  • 2 kg beef short ribs
  • 8 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 Asian pear, pureed
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp rice wine, like mirin
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  1. In a pot add the beef short ribs pour enough water then bring it to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse well to remove the scum.
  2. Place back the ribs in a clean pot then add the shiitake mushrooms, beef stock, pureed pear, soy sauce, onion, garlic, rice wine and brown sugar. Bring to a boil then let it simmer in low heat for 2.5 to 3 hours or until beef is tender.
  3. Bring heat to high, let the liquid reduce and evaporate. Mix it well until it liquid becomes a thick sauce. Add the sesame oil, adjust sweetness with additional brown sugar based on your preference, then season if needed with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove ribs from pot then serve, drizzle some sauce on top.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2018/02/14/korean-braised-short-ribs-galbi-jjim/