Monthly Archives: November 2014

Friday is tomorrow, this makes me happy.

What a day, what a week!

I feel like I’ve been running 100 MPH all week, anyone else feel me on this?

A friend and I went to the Korean grocery store this past Sunday.  I always buy too much!  I get excited about all the things I want to try making, forgetting that now I live on my lonesome, whoops…!  I’ll just have to have friends over!

Anyway, today was the first day I got to come home and prepare dinner.  All week I’ve been thinking about what I would do with this Ssamjang butter.  A few friends and I went to Mott St this weekend and they were generous enough to give us a little ssamjang butter to take home.  It’s savory, has a hefty dose of funk from the dwengjang,  I think the fat from the butter clings to your mouth and keeps the flavor longer…. Mmmm delicious… fat…

So, here’s what I did… I chopped up a bunch of stuff (red leaf lettuce, daikon shoots, perilla leaf, Asian pear)  and piled them on top of some picked moo radish.  Put a little dab of the special butter and topped the whole thing with a little brisket that had been sautéed with a little salt and pepper.  The meat was hot so it melted the bit of butter into a flavorful mess.  Not going to lie, it was mighty tasty… I may or may not be patting myself on the back at this very moment.

Here are some pictures mainly to make you jelly….