In the past two weeks, the little man has had two ear infections, two nasty colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, and the worst teething episode in the history of mankind. (Not exaggerating.) It's still hard to talk about it. The pain is too fresh.
Did I mention he's passing a lot of this stuff on to me? think we're going to back off on teaching him to sit and focus on teaching him to politely cover his mouth when he coughs and sneezes. He's lucky he's cute.
Anyway, the little man and I were watching an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network one day, and Adam Gertier mentioned these Korean taco-thingamajigs that he gets from a traveling taco truck. This made me long for both a traveling taco truck and a Korean taco, and I figured I could at least manage the latter.
I love bulgogi, so I used the sauce from my favorite bulgogi recipe, and topped the tacos with some cheater's kim chee. Spicy, sweet, and delicious!
1 1/4 lb. steak
1/3 c. soy sauce
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ c. rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. sambal oelek
1 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. cornstarch
8-10 small flour tortillas (about 6")
1 tsp. oil
Salt and pepper
2 c. coleslaw mix or shredded napa cabbage
1/2-1 tsp. sambal oelek
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1. Cut the steak in very small, thin slices, and marinate in 1/3 c. soy sauce for 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, ginger, garlic, toasted sesame oil, 2 tsp. sambal oelek, water, and cornstarch. And heat your tortillas.
3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Remove steak from soy sauce with a slotted spoon, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir-fry until brown, about 4 minutes.
4. Reduce heat to medium and add sauce mixture. Cook until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
5. Combine coleslaw mix with sambal oelek, to taste. (Remember that the beef will be spicy, too.)
6. Top heated tortillas with beef, coleslaw mix, and scallions.