Category: main dish

Korean Beef over Rice

By , January 14, 2016 22:20

I’m not sure what makes this dish Korean, but I’ve always known it as such.  There are several approaches to this dish, but this particular method is my wife’s favorite.  She’s the one pushing me to get more involved with this site and explore my creativity.  She doesn’t like my preferred way of doing this dish, so much for creativity.

I’ve made some great meals lately and looking forward to sharing them with everyone.  Namaste and Yankees suck!


Korean Beef

  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • white rice, steamed
  • Sriracha sauce


Heat the olive and sesame oils in a large stir-fry pan.  Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for a couple minutes.  Add the ground beef, season with salt and pepper and cook through.  Once beef is browned add the soy sauce and brown sugar.  Stir over high heat until it is dissolved and completely combined.  Lower hear to medium and cook for another few minutes.

Spoon the mixture over steamed white rice (make sure to scoop up some of the juices too).  Drizzle with Sriracha sauce and top with diced green onions.  Enjoy!

Grilled Halibut in a Lemon Wine Sauce

By , March 6, 2006 22:31

When I lived in San Francisco, fresh halibut was readily available in many local markets. On a good day you can find large halibut cheeks which were always my favorite. Halibut is an often overlook white fish that has an excellent taste and delicate texture. This recipe is one that brings both those qualities out in smashing style.

2 tablespoons butter
1 large red onion, chopped
4 to 5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
½ to 1 tablespoon chopped chives
2 lemons zested and grated, plus juice from ½ lemon
½ teaspoon chopped dill
¼ to ½ cup white zinfandel
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons capers
1 pound halibut cheeks or filets

Heat the grill. In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add the salt, chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, and wine and reduce by half. Add olive oil and capers and stir. Remove from the heat.

In a large aluminum foil grill pouch place a spoonful of sauce. Add 1 piece of fish, cover with more sauce, and wrap tightly. Repeat with the remaining fish. Place the packets on the grill and grill for 3 minutes on each side.