Paleo Kalbi Short Ribs!

Guys, do you know what time of the year is it ?

Every year around this time, NYC gets flooded with parents, relatives, and super cheerful college grads to celebrate what’s probably the second most important event in their lives!

Why is it not the number one?  To me, the number one important event was my weddings! Yes. I’ve had three. Not one. And I married the same dude three times !

Anyway, coming back to the subject. What does kalbi have anything to do with graduations?

I can’t think of any other food that’s sweeter, more savory, and more super addictive than Korean kalbi short ribs. It takes practically no cooking skills to make (yup, I’ve found a shortcut to make them) and the entire family can sit around a big table and enjoy this finger licking, super cheerful and happy food.

The trick of the shortcut is to marinate them overnight if not 24 hours. The flavor was so great that my neighbor knocked on my door and asked what I was making!

To get started:

Paleo Kalbi Short Ribs. Paleo Korean Recipe.
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Kalbi Short Ribs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Paleo friendly version Korean Kalbi Short Ribs ! Marinade the beef overnight (best 24 hrs. in advance).

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: BBQ, Korean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
Beef Marinade
  • 1 cup coconut aminos or ¾ cup tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Half one whole pear
  • Half one whole kiwi
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallion
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tbsp chili pepper optional
To garnish:
  • sliced green onions
  • toasted sesame seeds optional
  • toasted sesame oil
Instructions
A night before (or a day before):
  1. In a food processor, puree half pear, half kiwi, and half small onion. Place the ribs in a deep container, meat-side down. Combine all ingredients (including honey) listed under “beef marinade”. Make sure the marinade covers all of the ribs evenly. Marinate overnight if not 24 hours.

Day of cooking:
  1. When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over high heat and cook both sides of short ribs until outside is browned/charred. Make sure to let the marinade drip off the meat before placing it in the pan. If there is too much marinade in the pan, the meat will be boiled instead of pan-fried and the meat will be less tasty. 

  2. Finish cooking the short ribs in the oven (450 -475 F) until your desired doneness. Reduce the marinade sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat in a sauce pan. Reduce the sauce until it is sticky and slightly thick.

  3. Slice the beef and brush on some of the reduced marinade. Garnish with sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

Nutrition Facts
Kalbi Short Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Paleo Kalbi Short Ribs. Paleo Korean Recipe.
Print
Kalbi Short Ribs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Whole30 friendly version. Korean Kalbi short ribs recipe. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
Beef + Marinade:
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 cup coconut aminos
  • Half one whole pear
  • Half one whole kiwi
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallion
  • 1 tbsp chili pepper optional
To garnish:
  • Sliced green onions
  • toasted sesame seeds optional
  • toasted sesame oil
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, puree half pear, half kiwi, and half small onion. Place the ribs in a deep container, meat-side down. Combine all ingredients listed under “beef marinade”. Make sure the marinade covers all of the ribs evenly. Marinate overnight if not 24 hours.

  2. When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over high heat and cook both sides of short ribs until outside is browned/charred. Make sure to let the marinade drip off the meat before placing it in the pan. If there is too much marinade in the pan, the meat will be boiled instead of pan-fried and the meat will be less tasty. 

  3. Finish cooking the short ribs in the oven (450 -475 F) until your desired doneness. Reduce the marinade sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat in a sauce pan. Reduce the sauce until it is sticky and slightly thick.

  4. Slice the beef and brush on some of the reduced marinade. Garnish with sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. 

Nutrition Facts
Kalbi Short Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Make these for dinner !

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