5 Days 5 Lunches: Korean Inspired Beef Spare Rib

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I have adapted this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo.

5 Days 5 Lunches is back with a Korean Beef Spare Rib dish.  I love Korean food, this is my take on Galbi. But my experience with this typically has been that the short rib is cut across the bone into thin slices to allow for quick cooking (i.e. Korean BBQ).

This is part of my ongoing series that I do once a week to help you get through the work week with a healthy meal. I like to suggest a recipe that you can cook on a Sunday and pack for your lunch all week. This is a great way to save money and to eat well.

Now I don’t think the short rib in the traditional Korean BBQ form would make for a great lunch all week because I think it would lose some of its luster by the end of the week. That’s why this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo works for me, she used a slow cooker to cook the short ribs down so the meat falls off the bone. The end result is a tender, flavorful, and juicy dish.

Short ribs can be used for other dishes too, I highly recommend them if you want to slow cook a cut of beef. It definitely beats your standard beef dish. They retain flavor from whatever you cook them with so they make for a great dinner/lunch item.

In this week’s lunch I built the flavor by pureeing an asian pear with some ginger, garlic, fish sauce, and soy sauce. The end result of this creation? Heaven. (Or whatever you believe to be the highest form of satisfaction, the Unmanly Chef does not judge!)

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Recipe (Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo)

Ingredients

1 Beef Spare Rib

1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce

1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

2 Tbsp. Crushed Ginger

4 Gloves Garlic

1 Tbsp. Sugar

1 Tbsp. Tamarind Paste

1 Asian Pear

Method

First mix all of your sauce ingredients into a food processor and puree them. Now sprinkle some salt and pepper on your short rib, and broil in the oven for 10 minutes. Put the rib with cartilage side facing up. Broiling will render some of the fat off of the rib. Once it’s browned, move to your pot. Add your pureed sauce and slow cook in your pot for 3-4 hours. Once the beef is falling off the bone, your short rib is cooked. You can blend your sauce if you’d like it to be smoother.

Enjoy!

 

5 Days 5 Lunches: Korean Inspired Beef Spare Rib
 
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Recipe (Adapted from Nom Nom Paleo)
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Beef Spare Rib
  • 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Crushed Ginger
  • 4 Gloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Tamarind Paste
  • 1 Asian Pear
Instructions
  1. First mix all of your sauce ingredients into a food processor and puree them. Now sprinkle some salt and pepper on your short rib, and broil in the oven for 10 minutes. Put the rib with cartilage side facing up. Broiling will render some of the fat off of the rib. Once it's browned, move to your pot. Add your pureed sauce and slow cook in your pot for 3-4 hours. Once the beef is falling off the bone, your short rib is cooked. You can blend your sauce if you'd like it to be smoother.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Oz
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate g 0%
Dietary Fiber g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 18g 36%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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