• Add Korean Flavor to your Thanksgiving

    by TastyKFood, October 24 2016

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    We are introducing two simple and fun-to-prepare recipes for those who wish to spice up their Thanksgiving with Korean flavors.

    Baked Korean Pears and Butternut Squash with Balsamic Reduction is a classic Korean menu that goes ever so well with the turkey or other types of meat, and this cuisine will also look fantastic on any table when served.

    The second recipe will be great for vegans - Crispy Green Beans with Gochujang Dipping Sauce. This dish and its sauce will not be intricate to prepare; the crispness of the green beans will be very refreshing to the taste along with the spiciness of the Korean Pepper sauce.

    Baked Korean Pears and Butternut Squash
    with Balsamic Reduction


    2 Pears 
    1 TBS Butter
    2 TBS chopped onion
    1 cup peeled and diced Butternut Squash
    1/4 cup white wine
    2 Korean Pears
    Salt and pepper.
    2 TSP Aceto Balsamico reduction


    Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
    Melt the butter onto the small saucepan at medium heat, add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes.

    Add the squash and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, add the wine and cook for 3 minutes.
    Add salt and pepper.
    Wash and cut off half an inch off the top of each apple and save them.
    Using a spoon, core the pears and hollow out the center to make space for the butternut squash.

    Fill the pears with the butternut squash mix and cover the tops again. Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
    When ready, drizzle the balsamic reduction over the pears.


    Crispy Green Beans with Gochujang Dipping Sauce


    One batter for green beans
    1/2 cup rice flour
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup of sparkling water
    A pinch of salt

    Korean Gochujang dipping sauce

    2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
    ¼ tsp grated Ginger
    ¼ tsp grated Garlic
    2 tbsp Rice vinegar
    1 ½ tbsp Sugar


    Mix the dry batter ingredients together then add sparkling water till it has the consistency of pancake batter.

    Heat shallow pan of oil to 350 degrees, fry the dipped beans for 1-2 mins until nice and golden brown.

    Place on a napkin and serve with the sauce.  Mix all the ingredients with the dipping sauce.

    Mix all the ingredients with the dipping sauce.

    It’s ready to go!




    A version of this article by Jc.Chung at TastyKFood. 


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