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To celebrate Mother’s Day, “Good Morning America” is sharing recipes from our moms!
“GMA” weekend co-anchor and ABC News correspondent Eva Pilgrim asked her mom, InSook Kim Gayle, to share her recipe for galbi, or Korean-style short ribs, which are a family favorite.
Eva’s mother is Korean and immigrated from South Korea to the US with Eva and Eva’s American born father when Eva was a baby.
Check out the full recipe below and recreate Eva’s mom’s dish to share with friends and family.
Galbi or Korean short ribs
30 Korean Style Sliced Beef Short Ribs
For Marinade (up to 30 ribs):
1/2 Asian pears (Large – grapefruit size)
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 mirin or rice wine
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup firm pack of brown sugar
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 small onion
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
10-12 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup water
Wash, rinse and cut short ribs.
Soak the spare ribs in a bowl of water for 1 hour.
Use a meat mallet/tenderizer to tenderize the ribs. Hammer both sides until thin.
Trim off excess fat if necessary.
Combine pear, onion, garlic and ginger in a blender. Mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sugar, black pepper, and sesame oil. Stir until combined.
Add the blended pear mixture to the soy sauce mixture. Use 1/2 cup of water to remove from blender and add to mixture.
Dip each short rib in the marinade mixture. Use your hands to massage the marinade into the meat.
Place the spare ribs in a Tupperware or baking dish. Alternate the ribs in the dish so they are evenly covered and lay flat.
Spoon the remaining marinade on top.*
Short ribs are usually grilled. If a grill is not available, these can be baked in a skillet or in the oven.
You will grill, bake, broil each rib until they caramelize. About 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Each grill, stove or oven bakes at a different pace. You are looking for a nice brown caramelization on the outside.
*Marinade can be divided and frozen if not cooking 30 ribs. Simply divide and freeze flat in the freezer bag. Marinade can be used for a variety of meats, including chicken and pork. The same marinade can also be used to make bulgogi!
**The longer you marinate, the more tender and flavorful the short ribs will be. If you need time, marinate for at least an hour!