Tteok-galbi was a Korean royal beef dish once enjoyed by Kings and queens.
This is very popular among Koreans.
There are many places that specialise only in this dish and traditionally this is cooked on the grill or griddle. When you pass the places where “Tteok –galbi” is being sold it will make your mouth water from the delicious barbecue smell.
Tteok-galbi, Galbi means “rib” and Tteok means “rice cake” but we do not use rice in this dish at all.
Galbi has a moderate degree of fat so when you barbecue it renders the fat down to produce a tender, moist, chewy and crisp taste. However I used a normal minced beef but if you can use rib minced beef, it would be nicer.This dish is a great entrée or as finger food without soy sauce because it takes so little time.
Prepare all the ingredients.
You can use red wine instead of sake.
You need to use toasted sesame seeds because it gives a crispy aroma and taste
If you use normal soy sauce then try less and add some salt if necessary.
If you can find minced rib beef this is the best option.
Finely chop all the vegetables and put aside in a wide bowl and mix all the ingredients well.
Try a sample and taste it and if it is necessary then season to taste with salt and black pepper.
I wanted to keep some of “Tteok galbi” as emergency food so I have used a (recycled) finger food package for keeping the food in a good shape.
You can keep them in a freezer and you can use them for a lunch box.
You can have them without sauce but you might need to add some salt and a little bit of chillies and sugar.
Tteok galbi(Grilled short Rib Patties)
Portion: 4-6 people
Type : Entrée
Time : 30-40 minutes
400 g minced beef
70 g carrots, finely chopped carrots
40 g onions, finely chopped
40 g Romano peppers or baby corns , finely chopped
20 g spring onions or leeks, finely chopped
100 g cooked chestnut, finely chopped
40 g pine nut, finely sliced
20 g parsley, finely chopped
20 g dill, finely chopped
1 medium hot green or red chilli, finely chopped
2/3 tablespoons grated garlic (2 cloves)
1 tablespoon, toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon, light Soy sauce or 10ml, soy sauce
2 tablespoons, sesame oil
1 tablespoon, sugar
2 tablespoons, sake or red wine
2 tablespoons, corn flour
½ tablespoon, ginger powder
½ teaspoon, white pepper
Pinch of salt if you need after tasting.
freshly ground black pepper, if you need after the sample
Prepare all the ingredients and finely chop all the vegetables
Put the all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix them together and leave it 10-20 minutes.
Fry a sample and taste it. Season with black pepper and a little more salt or sugar as necessary.
Heat a frying pan over a medium low heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add the patties and fry for one minute each side twice.