Sunday, June 19, 2016

asian bowls

Best Father's Day dinner.  My husband isn't a meat and potatoes kind of a guy.  Well, sometimes he is but mostly he loves all things fresh.  This dinner was fresh and delicious.  Everyone loved it- all six of us.  We had firsts, seconds and even thirds!  We were inspired by a really yummy restaurant we went to yesterday- Kimhoa.  We can't wait to go back.  For dinner tonight I made some Bulgogi steak, teriyaki chicken, brown jasmine rice, whole wheat angel hair, veggies, spinach and cilantro.  I made some of my mom's homemade teriyaki sauce and some other sauces we had in the fridge.  I think this might be a once-a-week summertime kind of meal!

asian bowls
teriyaki chicken (see below)
bulgogi (see below)
jasmine rice
angel hair pasta 
misc. asian sauces 
veggies- we enjoyed carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, green onion and cilantro

Grab a bowl and go to town.  There's no right way or wrong way to do it!

mom's teriyaki sauce (my mom)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup oil (I use half that)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients and marinate your favorite meat. For best results, marinate overnight then throw on the grill!

You do not need to use this sauce as a marinade.  Great over Asian bowls!

korean bulgogi (a boy from my daughter's 2nd grade class)
1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin , 1/8-1/4" thick
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons sugar or honey
1 tablespoon sesame seeds 
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 green onions, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional

Combine all the ingredients except the beef in a large bowl.  Mix well.
Add the beef to the bowl.  Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Put the meat on a hot grill sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Cook until the meat is browned.

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