Saturday, January 12, 2013

say what? Bol-go-ki ?

Happy New Year! My first post for 2013! Sorry I have been out of the loop lately. Still dealing with post christmas and new years celebration.

I would like say Hi to my new followers Josine and Laurie! (Waves) .. Thanks for following my small blog.

In today's post, I guarantee you this will be a super easy recipe that you can whip up in under an hour!
As described on the title of this post, your probably wondering, what word is "bolgoki"? (pronounced Bol-Go-Kee), it's actually a Korean dish that usually consists of grilled marinated beef, chicken or pork.
I, however will show you a faster way to make this dish without too much measuring, actually there's no measuring at all (my kind of recipes)!

As you know, I'm a working mom and scrabbling of what to put on the dinner table is always a hassle. One day, I was shopping at the grocery store and came upon this bottle named " Wonnie's Bolgoki Sauce". I stared at it and was thinking what can I do with this at home? so since I love Korean food, I ended up getting some chicken thighs or drumsticks (whichever you prefer).

So, basically here's this simple recipe. Pair this with newly cooked rice and kimchi on the side and your good to go! Trust me on this, it is super yummy, even your kids will love this.

1 bottle of Wonnie's Bolgoki Sauce (Beware, there is a SPICY one, don't get that unless you can handle it!), It is very spicy for me.
1-2 lbs of either drumstick, thighs or chicken breasts
1 13x9 baking dish
Mushrooms (optional)
Sweet onion (sliced into rings) - Optional
Green Onion, for garnish

1. Wash the chicken and pat dry with paper towel.
2. Place the chicken in a baking dish.
3. Open the Wonnie's Bolgoki Sauce, and pour the sauce over the chicken pieces. I love this sauce, as it has garlic, black/white sesame seeds and all the other goodness that makes this sauce so good!

4. Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. After 15 mins in the ref, I usually turn the chicken pieces over so the other side also gets the sauce marinated as well.
5. In the meantime, while the chicken is in the refrigerator, I added mushrooms, just to give the dish some texture. Cook the mushroom until tender/soft for about 15 minutes. Set Aside. At this point, if you choose to add sweet onion, you can slice it and set aside.

5. 10 minutes to pulling out the chicken from the refrigerator, Preheat the oven to 375.
6. Pull out the chicken, and cover with foil. Place the marinated chicken (along with sauce) in the oven.
7. After about 35 minutes, add the cooked mushrooms and the sweet onions at this point. Cover again with Foil and bake again for another 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Please forgive me as I do not have a picture of the finished dish, my phone died!

Serve this with warm rice (white or brown rice will do) and a side of Kimchi! I hope one day you'll be able to try this recipe and also find the Bolgoki sauce at your local grocery store.



1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year! Okay, this dish looks really good. I'm going to try to make it and take your word that even my kids are going to love it ;-)