Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bibimbap and Strawberry Mango Sorbet

It was my turn this week for our at home date night. I went for something that we haven't ever really had before for dinner. Our date nights lately have revolved around one of us planning a meal and then maybe a game or movie. We have tried to keep it simple for this year since we are having a third kid. With that being said I decided to make Bibimbap (Bee-Bim-Bop), a Koren dish. In the past, we have had something similar to it from a Food Network magazine called Koren Rice Bowl. Which is essentially what Bibimbap is, a bowl of rice with veggies and a protein. Often the meal is built upon leftover veggies from previous meals and some sort of protein like ground beef.You will commonly find Kimchi as one of the ingredients. The veggies are laid out around the edge of the bowl with the protein in the center. The last part is having a fried egg on top of all of it. It also has a type of sauce on it that it will be sweet and salty.

I could show you beautiful pictures of this meal and the process of making it but...let's face it, I wanted to eat warm food and spending a lot of time making Pinterest pictures are not in my wheelhouse, the food looked and smelled too good to let sit there. A few things about the meal though, take the time to prep if you are not using leftover veggies. I am not the most skilled knifeman around but it took a while to cut, also having to cook each veggie by itself also takes a lot of time. Easily 40 minutes to do all of the prep and cooking, that's not even including making the Jasmine rice. I will say though that it's worth it. The meal was excellent, also a couple of ingredients that are not easy to find; the miso paste and kimchi, you may need to go to an Asian food store for these.

Also, the dessert for date night was a Strawberry Mango sorbet. A few things that I learned for this is that making sorbet is incredibly easy. We have an ice cream maker that I got on clearance at Kohls a few years back ($5 for a $50 Ice Cream Maker). First, you make a simple syrup, I used a 1:1 water to sugar ratio, let that cool and then blend together strawberries, mangoes, and lemon juice. Once it's blended then you turn on the ice cream maker and let it mix together for about 20-25 minutes or until it is frozen. Then scoop it out and freeze it for 4 hours or overnight before you eat it. SOOO GOOD!!!

Bibimbap Sauce by Lisa Ho

  • 100g miso paste 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil 
  • 4 tablespoon sugar 
  • 3 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 3 teaspoon mirin (substitute with 2 teaspoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar)
  • 3 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds 
  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan except roasted sesame seeds.
  2. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce thicken
  3. Add roasted sesame seeds when the sauce has cooled down. 


There was not one recipe that I followed but I did follow a couple of guidelines


  • Flank Steak
  • Shrimp
  • Bibimbap Sauce
  • Kimchi
  • Mushrooms
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Red Peppers
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Fried Egg
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Jasmine Rice

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Saute mushrooms in a pan with 1 tsp sesame oil for 1-2 min on high heat. Add in 1-2 tsp bibimbap sauce near the end of cook time. Continue cooking all veggies this way individually in the same pan, setting aside in a large bowl each time. Veggies should be crisp but cooked.
  3. Grill the steak with a little salt, pepper, and garlic
  4. Cook the shrimp in the same pan as all of the veggies with a little salt, pepper, and garlic.
  5. Using a tiny bit of olive oil, heat the same pan on high and add egg. Cook for a few seconds, then remove from heat and let the egg continue to cook in hot pan off the heat. Remove from pan when yolks appear runny but mostly cooked.
  6. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup rice to each bowl. Picking out veggies one at a time, place each in a circle around the bowl. Add beef in there as well. Top with egg, then sprinkle bowl with sesame seeds and serve.

Strawberry Mango Sorbet by Raegun Ramblings

  • 2-3 Mangoes
  • 1 lbs Strawberries
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling the sugar in the water until dissolved. Allow to cool.
  2. Clean, trim/peel and chop the fruit.
  3. Add the juice of one lemon and pulse it so it's fully incorporated.
  4. Blend fruit then add simple syrup. And blend until smooth.
  5. Scoop into a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 4 hours before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't taste Bibimbap, a Koren dish. As a food lover I must try it. Hope will be palatable and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. RFS Rose Fanta Search