One of my favorite dishes is Kalbi. Usually made with Beef Short Ribs but a flank steak is good too. I use brown sugar and Mirin but I wanted to spice it up a bit and after seeing a Gochujang Ribeye I decided to try a spicy version. Instead of the traditional Kalbi Marinade I used a Sambal and butter based concoction......
I like basting a steak in butter in a nice cast iron skillet so I figured I'd give this a try. I just didn't have Gochujang...
Step 1: Spicy Butter Recipe
Feel free to change the recipe to suit your taste. I know I did...
- 1 stick salted Butter
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Sambal
- 1 teaspoon Siracha
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
Once the butter is soft just mix everything together with a fork...
Step 2: Cooking Them Up
Just in case, I made one with only salt, pepper and butter. I didn't want to hurt anyone....
I used a rather large skillet so it made it impossible to spoon the butter over the steak but they still came out great.
I first seared each steak with only salt and pepper on both sides in a cross pattern. After the first flip I started spooning the butter mix over them.
Since these were pretty thick I finished them in the oven until they hit 125F
Step 3: Service!
Even the plain one looks nice but the Siracha & Sambal one was terrific!
Just spoon the last of the mix over the top before you serve it.
It was so good I can barely stay awake as I write this....