Kalbi-style Flanken Beef Short Ribs

Here is a real easy, very tasty meal with little prep time. These ribs will come out similar to what you would get at a Korean restaurant if you ordered kalbi-style ribs.

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 pounds of flanken beef short ribs, ask your butcher to cut these for you, not too thick around 3/8″ (I was cooking for three, so adjust accordingly)

3/4 cup of spicy yakitori sauce

2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce (optional, for more spice, I used it)

What you’ll do:

Measure out 3/4 cup of yakitori sauce and add the 2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce and mix well. Pour a little into a ziplock bag then place a rib in the zip lock, add more sauce, then another rib and repeat until all are in the bag. Press out as much air as possible and gently massage in the marinade. Place in refrigerator overnight (24 hrs. or more) and rotate the next morning. Heat your grill on high until hot, spray with cooking spray or rub grates with oil, place ribs on hot grill and cook three and a half to four minutes per side depending on the doneness you prefer. Remove and serve with steamed rice and your choice of vegetable. Note: if you are serving four, I’d go with 3 pounds of ribs and use one cup of yakitori sauce along with the chili garlic sauce. (Use your judgement, enough to coat all the ribs well.) I even drizzled a little of the marinade on the ribs when I placed them on the grill.

Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori kalbi-style short ribs

Obaachan Sauce Company spicy yakitori kalbi-style short ribs

Citrus Honey Marinade

Here is a recipe for a quick, easy, and flavorful marinade. We used it on our chicken, I’m sure it would work well with salmon too!

Clean and wash four chicken breasts and place in a large ziplock bag

What you need for the marinade:

1/2 cup original yakitori sauce

1/3 cup of orange juice

1/4 cup of honey

Whisk all three ingredients together in a bowl and then pour over the chicken, remove as much air as possible then seal the bag and let sit overnight. Heat grill to medium heat, lightly oil, and place chicken on grill for approximately 12 minutes per side. I like to rotate their placement on the grill after six minutes on each side for nice grill marks. If you have a thermometer, check for an internal temperature of 165 degrees and remove. Enjoy!

Citrus Honey Yakitori Chicken

Citrus Honey Yakitori Chicken

Grilled Pork Chops and Salad

Here is one for my friend Basil H., of Los Angeles. He likes quick and easy but flavorful. This takes five to ten minutes of preparation and ten minutes of cooking time to complete. Stop by your local butcher and have them slice 4 boneless pork chops about a half inch thick. Pre-heat your grill to high then grill the chops for 4-5 minutes on each side.  I lightly seasoned with garlic salt and pepper. Slice and then drizzle spicy yakitori over slices.

For the salad you’ll need the following:

3-4 ounces of arugula

(1) 5 ounce bag of baby kale, baby chard, and baby spinach mix

dried cranberries

candied walnuts

sliced apple

crumbled goat cheese

for the dressing you’ll need:

1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar

3/8 cup olive oil

garlic salt and pepper

Put all the dressing ingredients into a small, sealable container and shake well to combine (add garlic salt and pepper to desired taste). In a large bowl combine all the greens and drizzle dressing onto greens for desired amount and toss. Plate the salad and top with the dried cranberries, candied walnuts, sliced apple, and goat cheese. Place the sliced pork chops onto salad and drizzle spicy yakitori onto each slice, then serve. Very delicious and very easy!

Finished salad topped with grilled pork chop and spicy yakitori sauce

Finished salad topped with grilled pork chop and spicy yakitori sauce

Salmon Patties with Chili Garlic Lime Aioli and Diced Cucumber

Here is a very simplified way to make flavorful salmon patties. You can choose to either grill them or fry them in a pan with a little oil. I chose the latter, since I wasn’t sure if they would hold up on the grill or not. I am now confident that they would have made it on the grill just fine. They key is to place them down and not fuss with them until it’s time to flip them. Let’s get started! Make the aioli first, that way it can be chilling in the fridge while you are preparing the patties.

Chili Garlic Lime Aioli (original post 1/15/14) with (new) Diced Cucumber

1/3 cup of mayonnaise

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 medium/large cucumber, seeded and diced

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until combined and smooth. Plastic-wrap bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Note: save diced cucumber and add to aioli just before serving.

Salmon Patties

One and a quarter pound of fresh salmon, diced into chunks

1 egg

2 tablespoons original yakitori sauce

2/3 cup of breadcrumbs (we chose 1/3 panko and 1/3 regular)

In a large bowl, add egg and 2 tablespoons of yakitori sauce and whisk. Next, add salmon and coat well, then add breadcrumbs and mix by hand until nicely incorporated. Wipe hands and coat them with a little vegetable oil and divide mixture into four parts and form patties and place onto wax paper (see photo).

salmon patties on wax paper ready for cooking

salmon patties on wax paper ready for cooking

Heat pan with oil to cover bottom (or grill) on medium to medium high heat and gently place patties being careful not to break them apart. I found that by brushing a little oil on my spatula the patties were easier to pick up and slide off. After cooking about 3 minutes flip patties. At this point I placed a little more yakitori sauce on the center of each patty and cooked about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and place each on a bun and top with the Chili Garlic Lime Aioli and Diced Cucumber. Enjoy!

Yakitori salmon patty with Chili Garlic Lime Aioli and Diced Cucumbers

Yakitori salmon patty with Chili Garlic Lime Aioli and Diced Cucumbers

Yakitori salmon patty with Chili Garlic Lime Aioli with Diced Cucumber

Yakitori salmon patty with Chili Garlic Lime Aioli and Diced Cucumber

Grilled Portabellas

These are a very tasty change-up from grilling a hamburger. What you will need: 4 portabella mushrooms; large sweet onion; beefsteak tomato; swiss cheese; arugula; spinach; original yakitori sauce; ciabatta rolls; olive oil or cooking spray.

Here is what we did. Take a damp paper towel and gently clean the portbellas and remove the stem but leave the fins. Place on a sheet of wax paper underside facing up and drizzle a small amount of original yakitori sauce into each mushroom cap, about one to two tablespoons and let sit for a half hour. Helpful hint: (we cleaned and used the trays they came in to hold them while they marinated in the yakitori sauce, it also made it convenient to carry them to the grill).

use the trays for marinating and to carry them to the grill

use the trays for marinating and to carry them to the grill

Fire up your grill on medium heat and oil or spray to prevent sticking. Place the portabellas smooth side down for 5-7 minutes (we did 7 min.). After 7 minutes flip and lightly baste the tops with some more yakitori sauce. At this time we also placed our sweet onions, cut about a quarter inch thick, onto the grill. After 3-4 minutes we flipped the onions and with a minute left we placed the swiss cheese on each mushroom cap. Remove from grill and place each on a sliced ciabatta roll. Top with tomato, spinach and arugula. You definitely need a heavier roll to stand up to the juiciness of the portabellas. Enjoy!

Portabellas with Obaachan Sauce Company's original yakitori sauce

Portabellas with Obaachan Sauce Company’s original yakitori sauce

Marinated Flank Steak and Peppers

Here is another easy, and tasty, dinner idea.

What you’ll need:

1.5 pounds of flank steak

1 each, red, yellow, and green bell peppers

1 large onion

2 tablespoons olive oil

spicy and or original yakitori sauce

steamed rice optional

Marinate a flank steak (one and a half pounds) overnight in the original yakitori sauce. Heat your grill on medium-high heat, spray with non-stick spray or wipe grates with some olive oil. Place the marinated flank steak on the grill for 4-6 minutes per side. While that is grilling, slice in half one each, green, red, and yellow bell pepper, remove seeds, and quarter each half lengthwise and cut each strip into thirds or quarters. Take one onion and cut into half inch thick slices then quarter. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and place all vegetables in skillet to soften. Remove flank steak from grill and slice into strips, add to skillet then pour either spicy or original yakitori sauce over meat and veggies to coat. Remove from heat after 3-4 minutes and serve. Note: if your skillet isn’t large enough, divide ingredients into half for an easier time incorporating the sauce to caramelize. We even skipped making the rice! Enjoy!

Spicy yakitori flank steak and bell peppers

Spicy yakitori flank steak and bell peppers

Check out our latest review at Living Overland

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see some of your readers become new fans of the sauce. You can check out the review at

http://www.livingoverland.com/2013/09/review-obaachan-yakitori-sauce.html?m=1

Shrimp on the Barbie

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 pound of raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp

1 can of chunked pineapple, drained (fresh if you have it)

2 green bell peppers, seeded, cut into chunks

1/2 large white onion, quartered

large metal skewers, sprayed with non-stick spray or bamboo skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes prior

1/2 cup of you favorite yakitori (spicy or original) sauce

Here is all you do:

Alternate green peppers, shrimp, onions, and pineapple as you prefer until all are used. Spray grill with non-stick grilling spray and preheat grill on high heat. Place skewers on grill, turning every two minutes. After four minutes, coat with yakitori sauce for one to two minutes turn skewers and coat opposite side. After one to two minutes more, remove from grill. Shrimp should have turned nicely pink. Enjoy!

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Ultimate Obaachan BBQ Steak

submitted by Mike M. from Long Beach, CA

4-filet mignon

1-package fresh sliced mushrooms

1-tablespoon butter

1-package crumbled goat cheese

Pour just enough Obaachan Sauce (spicy or original) to cover bottom of container. Add steaks and top with a tablespoon of sauce, cover and refrigerate two days. After two days, turn steaks and top each with one tablespoon of sauce and refrigerate for two more days.

Heat grill and cook steaks to desired style, I prefer medium rare.

In a small frying pan melt butter and add mushrooms, add salt and pepper to taste, toss until done (just a few minutes). Cover steaks with cooked mushrooms, sprinkle with goat cheese, pepper to taste. Serve with tossed salad or veggies of your choice. Pinot Noir is a great paring for this dish.

Enjoy!

Thanks Mike, we will. I’m marinating my filet right now and will be trying this on Monday. Also, I used a zip-lock bag instead of a container to marinate the steak, squeezed out the air and sealed it with the sauce. Can’t wait to grill this! I will post pictures then too!

SteakGoatCheeseMushrooms2 Sorry Mike, the photo is a little dark, but boy, it sure was good! Thanks for the recipe idea.