Korean Grape Juice - Using a juicer
4 lb Korean Grapes
4 lb Korean Grapes
This is a simple to make all time fave. Great for picnics and road trips alike. Ingredients can be added or removed for preference.
Servings: 3-4 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
2 tblsp: sesame oil
1 pinch: salt
1 tblsp: rice vinegar
10 leaves: perilla leaves (gget neep) sliced
2 cups: cooked rice
1 pack: seaweed triangle kit
2 cups: ripe kimchi
1 can: tuna
1 tsp: mayonnaise or veganaise
Jab Chae (잡채) is a traditional Korean side dish prepared with vermicelli noodles (made from sweet potatoes) mixed with various vegetables and meat. Although it is a side dish, many times I eat it as a whole meal by itself. ^__^
Servings: 8-10 as a side dish or 4-6 as a main dish
Marinade for Beef:
Start off by slicing your beef into thin strips, I used the thinly sliced beef from the Korean market (used for krn bbq), but any chunk of meat will do. Add all the ingredients for the beef marinade to a small bowl, mix, pour over the sliced beef, and mix again to make sure all the beef is covered. Put it aside and let the beef soak up the sauce.
Bring a medium sized pot to a boil. While we wait for the water to heat up, get out your bundle of spinach and chop off the ends.Now it’s time for blanching~ When the water starts to boil, dump all the spinach into the pot and cover with lid. Turn off the heat, and let the spinach sit for about 5 minutes then drain and rinse with cold water.
Leaving it in a strainer is not enough to get the water out, so we are going to squeeze out the excess water. Just grab a handful and start squeezing! Now put the poor squeezed out spinach into a bowl and add 2 tsp Sesame Oil, 1 Clove of Garlic (minced), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
Moving on to the rest of the vegetables~ Slice the onions into thin strips, cut the carrots into thin match like sticks, slice up the mushrooms, AND I found a red bell pepper in the fridge so I cut that up too. I think it adds good color to the whole dish. 🙂 You can really add any vegetable you like, or that you have in the fridge that needs to be used up.
Heat up a pan to medium high heat and add 1/2 tsp of Olive Oil. Finally, we are going to stir fry the sliced beef that has been patiently marinading~ Throw them into the hot pan and stir fry away until the beef is cooked through. Transfer the cooked meat to a large mixing bowl.
Use the same pan (no need to wash) and heat up again to medium high heat. Add about 1/2 tsp Olive Oil (or you can use Sesame Oil instead) and throw in all the sliced onions. Give it a pinch of salt and pepper and stir fry. Cook them until they are “al dente” (cooked, but still firm) for about 5 minutes.
Now repeat again for the rest of the vegetables (except the spinach), and dump all of them into the collection bowl. No need to stir fry the spinach, since we already blanched them. They can just go right into the bowl.
You can buy the vermicelli noodles at any Korean market. Usually the smallest size bag of the noodles will fit this recipe. Now bring a medium pot to a boil. While we wait for the water to boil, we are going to fry up some eggs. Take the 2 eggs and separate the yolks and whites into two bowls. I add about 1 tbsp of water to the yolks because they are so thick. Slightly whisk the whites and yolks separately with a fork, or chopstick, or whatever you have on hand. Fry them up in a pan on medium heat with some olive oil. Set them aside to cool. Back to the vermicelli noodles. Once the water starts to boil, dunk the noodles in and cook for about 8-10 minutes. I always taste a noodle to test for the texture that I want. Drain, rinse, and allow to sit in strainer to remove excess water.
All drained~ ~Throw in the drained vermicelli noodles into the collection bowl along with the other vegetables and beef, then mix away. It’s a lot easier to mix if you wear plastic gloves and use your hands!
Prepare the ingredients for the sauce, and combine them in a small bowl then mix. Pour this sauce over the noodle, vegetable, beef mix in the collection bowl. Use your hands if you can to incorporate everything!