1 lb. skirt steak, thinly sliced into 1/4 inch strips
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 TBSP cornstarch
5 cloves garlic, minced and divided (2 and 3)
3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated or 2-3 TBSP ginger paste
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 TBSP rice wine vinegar
3 TBSP sugar
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
2 green onions, chopped
1 TBSP sesame seeds (optional)
Place beef in a large ziploc bag and season with salt and pepper, toss with cornstarch until well coated, and set aside.
Combine 3 minced garlic cloves, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a bowl and set sauce aside.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and cook green beans 1 minute and add about 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook until tender but still crisp . Transfer green beans to a plate.
Return skillet to high heat and add sesame oil. When oil is almost smoking, add beef. Stir-fry until beef is almost cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t overcrowd the pan, so cook meat in batches, if necessary.
If cooked meat in batches, add all meat back to the pan, and reduce to medium heat and add the sauce; stir quickly to coat the beef. Sauce will thicken.
Add the cooked green beans, then top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately over rice or in lettuce wraps.
Cucumber and Carrot Salad: Combine all cucumber and carrot salad ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Chill until ready to use.
Spicy Gochujang Sauce: Combine all Spicy Gochujang Sauce ingredients in a bowl.
In individual salad bowls: add mixed greens; then add a scoop of brown rice on the side of the greens; then add a scoop of the Cucumber and Carrot Salad onto the greens; then add the Crispy Baked Tofu; then drizzle salad and rice with some of the Cucumber and Carrot Salad sauce and some of the Korean Marinade Sauce; then top the dish with fried egg(s); and then drizzle the Spicy Gochujang Sauce on top.
1 inch fresh ginger, grated or 1 TBSP ginger paste
4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1/3 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
8-10 corn or flour tortillas warmed
1 small mango, diced
kimchi, shredded lettuce, sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta, or queso, for serving
Tomatillo Sesame Salsa Ingredients:
6 tomatillos, skins removed
6 green onions
2 TBSP Gochujang (Korean chile paste)
2 TBSP sesame oil
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
juice of 2 limes
1/4 c. fresh cilantro
1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
In the bowl of your instant pot, combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, and garlic. Cover and cook on high pressure/manual for 8 minutes. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function and release the steam. Shred with two forks and stir in the cilantro.
Meanwhile, make the salsa. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
On the prepared baking sheet, arrange the tomatillos and green onions. Transfer to the oven and broil 3-5 minutes, until the tomatillos are lightly charred.
To a blender, add the roasted tomatillos, green onions, Gochujang, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until smooth. Stir in the sesame seeds.
Stuff the kimchi, lettuce, and chicken into the warmed tortillas, and top with the salsa, mango, cucumbers, and cheese. Enjoy!
In a medium size pot, combine the chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, Gochujang, ginger, and garlic. Set over medium heat, partially cover and cook 20-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. If the sauce is thickening too quickly, add 1/3 cup water. Once the chicken is done cooking, shred with two forks and stir in the cilantro.
Follow the directions as directed above for steps 2-5.
1 large yellow or orange pepper, cut into large bite sizes
1 onion, cut into large bite sizes
16 oz. can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
3 green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 – 2/3 c. sugar
Reserved pineapple juice
2 TBSP sweet red chili sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
4 TBSP cold water
3 TBSP cornstarch
Make Crispy Baked Tofu.
Slice peppers and onion into large bite size pieces.
Drain pineapple and reserve the juice.
Chop green onions.
Heat a saute pan over medium heat; then add peppers, onion (not the green onions) and pineapple. Cook over medium heat for a few minutes, or until onions start to soften. When done, transfer to a bowl.
In the saute pan you used for the veggies, heat over medium heat and then combine garlic, red pepper flakes, sugar, water, sweet chili sauce, pineapple juice and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
In a small bowl stir together the cold water and corn starch. When sauce comes to a boil, add the corn starch mixture to the sauce. Stir constantly until sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low.
Plate: add the rice, then add the tofu, and then top with the sauce and add the green onions.
Press the tofu: place a clean kitchen towel on the counter, slice the tofu in half, place another clean kitchen towel over the tofu, place a baking sheet on top of the towel, and add something heavy to the baking sheet. Let tofu press for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450.
After you press the tofu, cut into cubes and add cubes to a bowl.
Add the cornstarch, olive oil and soy sauce to the tofu and gently stir to cover the tofu.
Take the baking sheet you used to press the tofu and line with foil; then spray with cooking spray. Add the tofu to the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 20- 30 minutes, or until desired crunchiness.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chipotle chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients except the chives in a blender and pulse or food processor until mostly smooth. Stir in the chives. Dressing will keep for 1 week in the fridge.
In a large salad bowl, combine the greens, black beans, tomatoes, roasted corn, avocado, and mango. Top the salad with the taco meat and then drizzle with the dressing. Toss to combine and then top with tortilla chips. Enjoy!