Korean BBQ Ribs
For my mouth watering Korean BBQ Ribs the secret flavor I like to add is apple sauce. APPLE SAUCE?! Yes, this adds a sweet and sour flavour, thickens the marinade and helps with caramelising the ribs while on the BBQ. Many Korean recipes use grated Korean Pear but using Apple sauces is easier to get hold of and tastier in my view.
What I would highly recommend doing is finding a local butcher and getting PROPER ribs! Ribs that have a good amount of meat on them and not like the cheap nasty bones you can buy cheaply in some supermarkets.
TIME SAVER – If you are feeling super lazy, just buy a good quality Korean marinade but do try your own first…It is amazing!
Top 3 Korean Food Facts
- It’s hot! Korean food is hot and spicy — one of the important ingredients being gochujang (fermented red chilli paste). You can get it in large supermarkets in the world section (ask first).
- Korean food is harmonious. Ying and yang are reflected in their food by balancing the colours, textures and flavours. Traditional you will be offered 5 different coloured garnishes to represent the 5 earth’s elements.
- All traditional dishes will always contain 1 of the 3 fermented ingredients. Gochujang (red chilli paste is a savoury, sweet, and spicy ), doenjang (made entirely of soybean and brine) and ganjang (Soy sauce).