One of my favorite Asian dishes is Kalbi Short Ribs. I love the sweet salty taste of this barbecued beef. Recently the Korean barbecue place by my house added Spicy Kalbi to their menu, it’s delicious! Now I’ve been making my version of Kalbi for quite some time now. I use boneless short ribs and place them on bamboo skewers to make kabobs. It’s sort of my version of the now famous LA food truck offering they call Kalbi Tacos. Well I decided that I should make Spicy Korean Kalbi Skewers to add to our regular Sunday night barbecues.
To make this Spicy Korean Kalbi Skewers I used my basic kalbi marinade recipe and added a bit of Sriracha sauce to give it a bit of a kick. Super easy! I make plenty, at least 20 skewers, they go quickly. We never have left overs!
Served with steamed white rice and a side of spicy kim chee Spicy Korean Kalbi Skewers make a filling meal. By the way you can use boneless chicken thighs instead of short ribs.
Here’s the recipe!
3 lbs. thin cut boneless beef short ribs
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbls. finely ground fresh ginger
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 tbls. minced garlic
1 tbls. white sesame seeds
1 tbls. black sesame seeds available at Asian Markets
2 stalks green onions – chopped
1/4 cup sriracha sauce
Cut short ribs (or chicken thighs) into strips (you should be able to get 3 strips from each short rib)
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
Mix until sugar dissolves.
Pour marinade into a large ziplock bag.
Place meat in bag and shake until all meat is coated with marinade.
Marinate in the fridge overnight.
Soak bamboo skewers in water for about 10 minutes.
Thread meat on to skewers.
Grill to desired doneness. About 3-5 minutes, don’t over cook.
Spicy Korean Kalbi Skewers
Sweet, salty beef or chicken kabobs with a bit of spice!