I have been trying to eat healthier lately. In fact, one of my Lenten goals was to focus on being healthier, in terms of my mind, body, and spirit. However, there are times when you crave comfort foods to soothe your soul during difficult situations. Last Sunday, I was scouring through my Google reader and came across a great recipe for a healthier version of Bulgogi. Bulgogi is a food that I would often eat during my college years with friends, and I was excited to see a healthier remake of the recipe on Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! This turned out to be great, and while Gretchen made it more healthier by serving with brown rice, I opted for Portuguese rolls instead. I also served the Bulgogi sandwiches with Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
I also added diced red bell peppers to the saute pan with the onion that the recipe required. After they were softened, I added the marinated beef. The marinade for the shaved beef consisted of: Tamari Sauce, Sesame Oil, Sugar, Minced Garlic, a pinch of ground ginger, and some freshly ground black pepper.
The dish was a success, and my boyfriend asked me to make it again for him.
Suggested Drink Pairings:
Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Dortmunder Gold
Rappahannock Cellars (Va.) Noblesse Rouge
Chrysalis (Va.) Vineyards Rubiana