26 March 2010

The Cook Book Challenge - Week 18 : BBQ

Week 18 : BBQ
Recipe :  Beef Kofte and Bulgogi
Cook Book : Ben's Barbecue by Ben O'Donoghue

Since we fixed up the back yard, we love hanging out there on balmy evenings.  Even better, we are now able to cook on our barbecue and eat al fresco.

This week's challenge was BBQ.  I scoured through my cookbooks to find a marinade for some lamb chops and beef mince that I had in the freezer.  I found a couple from Ben's barbecue cook book.  I got this book for my birthday last year and this was the first time I actually used it.  Thanks Cook book Challenge!

I found two marinades that I wanted to try. 

So, while I say Bulgogi, I mean it in the loosest of terms.  I added a couple more ingredients.  I marinated the lamb chops with this and it was fantastic.  The sweetness of the marinade really stood out.  I left the lamb chops marinading for 8 hours but 2 hours is fine.  

For the Beef kofte, it's not really a marinade but more of a seasoning.  It's best to let this mixture sit for about half an hour for the flavours to infuse, then mould them into patties or sausages before barbecuing them.

Bulgogi Style Marinade : (for  lamb chops)

3 tbl palm sugar
125ml light soy sauce
4 garlic cloves, crushed
50ml rice wine
50ml hoi sin sauce
50ml oyster sauce
1 tbl sesame oil

Beef Kofte Seasoning: (for 500g lean mince )

2 tbl chopped oregano
4 tbl chopped parsley
4 chopped spring onions
1 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten

Bon Appetite,


/* */ Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

The chops look great. I like the little burnt bits and the sticky glaze.

/* */ Trissa said...

Loving the idea of the bulgogi marinade. So versatile.

/* */ penny aka jeroxie said...

I like the Bulgogi marinate. And what a great birthday gift. The meat looks so yummy and caramelised.

/* */ Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

I love kofta. I might try this mixture the next time I am craving it.

/* */ April @ My Food Trail said...

The cookbook sounds perfect for the BBQ theme! There is nothing better than BBQed meat with the chargrilled colour!

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