Sunday, February 6, 2011

Korean BBQ Tacos

I like quick and easy recipes. What makes this quick and easy is buying the pulled pork from Costco (see photo at bottom of this post). If you're going to make your own pulled pork, you are looking at 18 hours on the smoker. Buy this delicious, pre-cooked pulled pork from Costco and you are good to go right out of the chute.

This recipe is so delicious. My family just loves it and it's a world apart from plain old Mexican tacos. It's a very simple recipe to put together, but like many Asian dishes, there are a lot of ingredients. There's not much  cooking or prep, just a lot of combining ingredients. This recipe serves 4-6.

Main Ingredients
2 lbs Kirkland Smoked Pulled Pork
12 flour tortillas (8" diameter)

Korean BBQ Sauce Ingredients
4 tablespoons of Korean fermented hot pepper paste (gochujang)*
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
4 teaspoons sesame oil

*You can substitute with ground fresh chili paste (sambal oelek). This is in the Asian section at Cub Foods.

Korean Taco Fillings
Korean Cucumber Pickle (recipe at bottom of this blog)
Fresh bean sprouts
Thinly sliced Napa cabbage
Green onions, cut in 1/2" pieces
Sriracha Sauce

  1. Make the BBQ sauce by whisking all ingredients together until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  2. Heat pulled pork in microwave or on stove top per packaging instructions (or until heated through if you are using your own pulled pork).
  3. Separate pork with a fork and place in a large saucepan. Pour in BBQ sauce and mix well. Turn heat on low to warm the pork and sauce mixture.
  4. Spoon  a small amount of pork into a tortilla and let your guests add their own Korean Taco fillings.

Korean Cucumber Pickle Ingredients
1 large English cucumber, very thinly sliced (mandoline sliced is ideal) 
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Mix all ingredients. I like making it an hour in advance so that "pickles" stay crisp.

Wine pairing: Sauvignon Blanc or Zinfandel.

Buying this delicious pre-cooked pulled pork
from Costco makes this recipe super easy.

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