KOREAN-STYLE BULGOGI BEEF WAFFLES
Packed full of punchy, bold flavours like sesame and ginger, and accompanied by bright, crunchy carrots and purple cabbage, this is one epic brunch masterpiece we’re certain you’ll be making more than once. Many elements in this recipe can be made the day before your brunch, meaning you’ll have even more time to enjoy good food and great friends.
WHAT YOU NEED:
For the waffle batter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp neutral cooking oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
For the bulgogi beef
- 10 oz beef tenderloin
For the beef marinade
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 5 tbsp mirin
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- Juice of ½ lime
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
Make batter: In a medium bowl, combine milk, oil, egg, ﬂour, baking powder and salt. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight (or up to 24 hours)
Make beef: Wrap beef tenderloin tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 to 2 hours, until ﬁrm but not frozen all the way through. Remove plastic wrap and cut beef into very thin slices.
Make marinade: In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, lime juice, sugar, sesame seeds, green onion and minced garlic. Stir well and reserve ¹/3 cup for the sauce.
For the sauce:
- 4 tbsp Classic 30-Second Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp reduced Beef Marinade
- Juice of ½ lime (about 1 tsp)
- ½ cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
- ½ cup chopped carrots (cut into matchsticks)
- ½ cup chopped English cucumber (cut into matchsticks)
- Fresh cilantro, to garnish
WHAT YOU DO:
- In a resealable bag, combine sliced beef and marinade. Refrigerate overnight (or up to 24 hours). Drain beef and discard marinade.
- In a medium frying pan or skillet on medium-high heat, cook beef for 1 to 2 minutes, until cooked through.
- In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, bring the ¹/3 cup of reserved marinade to a boil. Cook until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. (You will need 1 tbsp of the reduced marinade for the sauce.)
- Cook waffles: Preheat wafﬂe iron. Cook wafﬂes according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, 1 tbsp reserved marinade and lime juice.
- Serve wafﬂes with purple cabbage, bulgogi beef and sauce, topped with carrots, cucumber and cilantro.
Tips: Letting the batter sit overnight (or up to 24 hours) results in lighter, ﬂufﬁer wafﬂes.
Sirloin, tenderloin or skirt steak are all great choices for this dish.