How To Make A Tender Beef Stir-fry Korean-style

How To Make A Tender Beef Stir-fry Korean-style

This is not your average beef stir-fry, this is super tender and glossy! Just check that out! And beautiful spicy
Korean flavours too. What more could you ask for? There can be so many things wrong with a beef stir-fry. The beef is tough, the beef is dry, the beef is unappealing, not tasty. All those things. But we’re going to fix all of those problems for you with a few little tips and tricks. Let’s have a look at the beef first. I’m using ribeye. I love this cut because it has a mixture of both fat and meat. Fat means flavour, my friends, which I love.but you could use striploin as well. Rump steak is really good for stir frying as well. Umm… What else? Scotch fillet is good. Scotch fillet is the same as ribeye depending on where you are. But anyway, all those things but what I like to do with any cut of steak that it is…is slice it
on the diagonal. So doing that thins out your strip of beef and it also means
that your pieces of beef will go a little bit further. So we can get a few more
strips out of them. Now the thin slice is also crucial for
maintaining a really beautiful tender piece of beef at the end as well. Now the
other really crucial part for this beef stir-fry is the marinade. It’s not only
going to add flavor but this is what I’m going to use to tenderize the beef as
well. So I’m going to start off with some Korean gochujang chili paste. This is a
fermented chili paste, it has loads of umami flavors and saltiness and a
little bit of heat as well. And to that I’m going to add some soy sauce and some finely chopped spring onions. So that’s the flavor part, now we’re into the
texture ingredients. So first of all some cornflour. It’s also known as corn
starch in the US in case you guys are a bit confused. This will help to thicken
up the marinade and create like a really glossy film on the outside of the beef.
So it gives you that beautiful soft silky texture. Now this next ingredient
is baking soda and this one is all about the browning and the tenderization. So
this will lower the pH of the sauce or marinade which then will encourage
faster browning which means our beef cooks quicker in the wok and stays nice
and juicy. And now we’re going to add our beef. Now you’re really got to get in here with your hands guys. I want to make sure
that every little strip of beef is coated in that beautiful marinade and
your fingers are the best utensil for that. So now the stir-fry sauce. Really
simple, just some oyster sauce, soy sauce, a little bit of beef stock here. You
could just use some water to thin it out but the beef stock is going to add a little
bit of extra flavor as well. And a little dash of dark soy sauce just for a bit of
color. And then some rice vinegar and some sugar. Okay so now we’re at the
sizzling part, always my favorite bit. We want a really nice hot wok or a very large
frying pan and add in some oil, garlic, some onion. Now spread that beef out
because I want the maximum amount of heat on the surface area of as much beef as possible. Leave that for about a minute or so and then toss it through.
Straightaway you can see we’ve already got some beautiful color on that beef.
And another 30 seconds to get a little bit of color. Now when your beef looks
almost cooked, you want to add in some strips of carrot. And then some kimchi. I love this, it adds
tangy funkiness to the stir-fry. And now the sauce. And now you can see everything has
turned magically glossy. Shiny. I’m just going to toss through some spring onions. And now I’m going to turn the heat off because I always like to add my sesame oil at the
end. So saving that until the end means we’re going to get a really bright fresh
sesame flavor. A lot fo the time you can lose some of that flavor if you add it
at the beginning. Now while that’s piping hot you want to get it straight
out to eat. And then a final little sprinkling of
sesame seeds and if that doesn’t look good enough to eat. Look at that shiny beef. Wow. The first thing that hits you is that
beautiful spicy funky kind of kimchi sauce and that beef just melts. It
literally just melts. Mmm it’s really yum.

62 thoughts on “How To Make A Tender Beef Stir-fry Korean-style”

  1. You're so clever. You're making. all kinds of food. Thanks for the sharing

  2. Looks fabulous Marion! Thank you for another amazing recipe video, and sharing your vast knowledge of cooking! Have a good one!

  3. hi marion am a new subscriber on your channel, i do enjoy watching you make these wonderful dishes, just a quick question though, can we just forgo the duck soy? thats difficult to find here, or is there any other substitute for it? thanks

  4. What’s more amazing than your recipes is how you can post so many high quality episodes I don’t know how you keep up ❤️🙌🏻👨🏻‍🍳🎥🔪🍜 incredible

  5. Why are humans spending so much money trying to go to Mars when we should be investing that money on developing taste-o-vision or at the very least smell-o-vision. Perfect example for its use is this channel.

  6. Wooow hi, Im korean.
    Ive been your subscriber in 2 weeks. and Im sharing my recipe, too. But your dish looks more delicious than my dish.. hahaha
    Im so glad see your korean dish.
    How delicious.🙌🙌🙌
    Your food always look heaven delicious ❤❤❤ I love see your video…

  7. hi marion! i was just wondering what i could use to substitute the beef stock as i don't eat beef? i intend to use this recipe with pork instead. also, would i still need to add the baking soda to the marinade if i were using pork or should i just keep that in? thank you for your help and i honestly can't wait to try your recipes!!

  8. It looks amazing!! I have to cook this in this week! Thank you as always for giving me inspiration and motivation to cook, Marion! Your work is a blessing!

  9. I could practically taste that through the screen. I know what I'm cooking tomorrow for dinner. Thanks for the video.

  10. Hi Marion greetings from the Philippines, i just want to extend my deepest appreciation to you and to your mom for bringing Asian food to the rest of the world😁

  11. I had regularly seen your cooking episodes in TLC. But I wasn't aware about the YouTube channel. Keep rocking all the best for your future… Hoping for versatile receipes…

  12. Another winning recipe, and don’t think for one minute I didn’t’ notice the new tortoise eyeglass frames …. I already loved the mat black , but I may just have to fly to BKK and steak these …. keep up the incredible work Marion …. love you … and let me k ow when you get your products in Canada …. I want some coconut sriracha …. lol …. much success and a big hug to Noi …. love you

  13. Ribeye used to be my favorite cut until I started using tri tip. I made the switch because the ribeye in my area was just getting too expensive. Tri tip, in my opinion, has a more beefy flavor than ribeye, and its fat is distributed throughout in a very even marbling, as opposed to ribeye's chunks of fat. If you can get tri tip, give it a try.

  14. This is like Bulgogi on steroids. If it wasn't for the fact that i made plans for dinner tonight, I would try this.

  15. Me and my 20 year old son made this today. And it was soooo good. Yum. First time making homemade Asian food, but not the last. Thank you 🙂 Best wishes from Oslo, Norway!

  16. This was AMAZING! can't wait to try more of your recipes yum! i couldn't find gochujang so i used some sambal hot sauce and it was delish

  17. Ohhh can’t wait to try this I used to buy your Korean marinade sauce at the supermarket it was my favourite but they stopped making it 🙁

  18. Well I did intend cooking the Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken this eve from another one of your recipes but made this instead. I doubt this will feed four (following the recipe from your website) as it only just fed me and the lovely lady! (well it was just too scrummy to leave what was left in the wok for the boy!). However, it was fabulous and earned me many Brownie Points with the bride 🙂 Looks like I'm gonna have to work through some more of your recipes now I've subscribed!

  19. I made it, but mine looked more like a soup than a stir fry 🙁 I'll try again some other time to see if I get it right. But! The taste was amazing!

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