Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tonight's Dinner: Korean Fire Pork!


When I crave Korean food, I make Korean Fire Pork. I learned how to make this lovely dish from my gal pal Doohee. I love a flavor profile that's both spicy and sweet. I marinated thinly sliced pork in a wonderful Korean chili paste called kuchu jang overnight. I also added sliced onions, chopped garlic, green onions, ginger, roasted sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce, asian pear puree, and a touch of sake to the marinade. The next day, I sauteed the pork in its own juices until the meat was fully cooked. This dish is also great grilled. I served it with homemade Chinese chive kimchee, Japanese sticky rice and a side salad.

3 comments:

Karen said...

OMG Jen, I'm drooling...your blog is gorgeous! I love the pics and your writing is awesome. Don't look at our blog - it pales in comparison...

:-)

Jen said...

Thanks Karen. You are too kind. :-)

Y Song said...

I am too, drooling!!! Your family is so lucky, Jen. Glad to see some of my favorite restaurants are also on your list, like Aegean (the lamb ribs are so yummy), Jin's seafood hotpot buffet and dimsum (we are the regular there)and Taiwan Cafe (used to be my uaual working lunch place). I love this blog, Jen, it just brings back my passion for cooking! Yijie