Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oi Baetduri

Sauteed Cucumber with Beef

10 Japanese cucumbers, rubbed with coarse salt, washed, drained, sliced (about 8 cups)
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup minced beef

1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp korean pear juice
1 tsp finely chopped green onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp roasted crushed sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil
dash of black pepper

2 tsp sesame oil
pinch of red pepper threads
1 tbsp roasted crushed sesame seeds

Sprinkle cucumbers with salt, let stand about 15 minutes to draw out excess liquid, put in cloth, wring out. In a separate bowl, season beef with marinade ingredients, mix well.
Heat sesame oil, saute meat until almost cooked. Add cucumbers and stir-fry quickly until they're crisp and bright green. Add red pepper threads and sesame seeds, stir, remove from heat.

Source: A Korean Mother's Cooking Notes by Sun-Young Chang

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