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Friday, May 24, 2013

Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

ATTENTION! This is a different type of giveaway than I normally run! In order to enter, see the directions at the bottom of the post!!!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

The nearest good Korean BBQ restaurant is over an hour drive away, simply too far when the best accompaniment to Korean BBQ is several super-cold OB beer alternating with sips of chilled soju (Korean rice alcohol, like Japanese sake).

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

That’s why we love making Korean food at home, but it also means that I have to modify ingredients and cooking methods a bit. You might be more familiar with Bulgogi, a popular Korean BBQ dish that features shaved rib-eye beef slices marinated in mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame seeds. But the lesser known dish is Kalbi, or thinly sliced bone-in beef short ribs flavored in a similar marinade. Bulgogi and Kalbi are both cooked over an open flame – usually hot charcoal set in the middle of the table!

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I’ve modified the Kalbi recipe to use pork baby back ribs, since my grocery store doesn’t carry the short ribs cut like this. Regular beef short ribs that are available are too chunky and clunky to eat by hand. Baby back ribs are perfect – tender, flavorful and simple to cook.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Oh, and I’m not about to carve out the middle of my dining table to install a charcoal grill, so we’re going with a simpler technique – the oven.

But first…learn from my oopsie

The first time I played with this recipe, it was a disaster. Not the recipe, but the oven was a crazy mess. I had cooked the baby back ribs on a cookie sheet, thinking it was the perfect size to fit 2 racks of ribs.

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Unfortunately, I failed to remember that baby back ribs are JUICY and release a lot of FAT when cooking. Guess where that all ended up? All over the bottom of my oven where it then sizzled and burned. Burning fat in a hot oven is just not a good combo. While my family enjoyed the ribs for dinner, I spent the better part of the evening trying to scrub off all of the black, burned spots. I certainly could have used the LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range. Instead of scrubbing, the LG EasyClean oven allows you to clean the interior with a quick spray of water and the magical button called “EasyClean.” Enjoy dinner WITH your family instead of with the sponge, since cleanup only takes 20 minutes. No chemicals. No super-high heat (that function on normal ovens always freaks me out – I think I’m going to burn down my house!) So, learn from my hot mess. If you don’t have an LG EasyClean Oven, use a roasting pan at least 2-inches high and lots of tin foil!

Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe

See all these juices? That ends up in the oven if you don’t know what you’re doing!

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Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes
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Ingredients:

6-7 pounds baby back ribs
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 stalk green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)

Directions:

Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil -- be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it's so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.

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LG EasyClean Double Oven Range Giveaway

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Now it’s your turn to tell me – what is YOUR favorite favorite recipe that leaves your oven messy? Let me know in the comments for your chance to win your own LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

 

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This sweepstakes runs from 5/22/13 – 7/15/13.

 



4,212 Responses to “Giveaway: LG EasyClean Double Oven Range + Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs Recipe”

  1. Mildred — 5/27/13 @ 2:38 am

    I tried to post a few days ago, but my post did not show up, so my answer again is apple pie

  2. brenda s 'okie in colorado' — 5/27/13 @ 3:06 am

    fruit pies and meat juices.
    I can’t wait to try these beautiful ribs!

  3. Robert Lockwood — 5/27/13 @ 3:26 am

    ANy fruit ie can make quite a mess.

  4. David W. Sturgeon — 5/27/13 @ 4:14 am

    The best recipe that I have seen on this web site is the one I want to prevect into the perfect dinner for my family, without leaving any mess in the oven to clean up later, unless I WIN this one that’s in this CONTEST !

    Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

    Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes

    Ingredients:

    6-7 pounds baby back ribs
    salt & freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 onion, grated
    3 cloves garlic, finely minced
    2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
    2 tablespoons honey
    1/4 brown sugar
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    1 stalk green onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)

    Directions:

    Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil — be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it’s so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.

  5. David W. Sturgeon — 5/27/13 @ 4:17 am

    This a recipe to have when the whold clan come over for a gathering, especially in the summer time, with all your friends and family to enjoy the best prepared meal for everyone to enjoy !

    Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

    Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes

    Ingredients:

    6-7 pounds baby back ribs
    salt & freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 onion, grated
    3 cloves garlic, finely minced
    2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
    2 tablespoons honey
    1/4 brown sugar
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    1 stalk green onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)

    Directions:

    Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil — be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it’s so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.

  6. David W. Sturgeon — 5/27/13 @ 4:17 am

    Korean Kalbi Baby Back Ribs

    Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 95 minutes

    Ingredients:

    6-7 pounds baby back ribs
    salt & freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 onion, grated
    3 cloves garlic, finely minced
    2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
    2 tablespoons honey
    1/4 brown sugar
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    1 stalk green onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or white/cider vinegar)

    Directions:

    Heat oven the 375F. (optional) Using a butter knife to pry it up, separate the membrane from the back of the ribs and discard. Generously season both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Wrap the ribs in foil, meaty side up and seal completely. Bake for 90 minutes. To make the Korean Kalbi sauce, mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl. After the ribs are cooked, remove from the oven and carefully open up the foil — be careful of the hot steam! Slather 3/4 of the Korean Kalbi sauce on the tops of the ribs. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and heat the broiler to high. Put the ribs back in the oven, foil still open, and broil until the sauce bubbles and caramelizes, about 3-5 minutes. Keep a watch on the ribs – it’s so easy to burn them! Just before serving, pour the remaining Korean Kalbi sauce on top of the ribs.

  7. Blessie Nelson — 5/27/13 @ 4:59 am

    The messiest yummiest food I like to make in the oven is a sticky toffee caramel walnuts roasted and gooey to perfection!

  8. William Adams — 5/27/13 @ 5:18 am

    Those ribs look so good. I am going to get some tomorrow and follow the recipe. Thank you.

  9. Beverly Brown — 5/27/13 @ 5:45 am

    My husband’s favorite thing to grill are ribs-great new ways to try!

  10. Beverly Brown — 5/27/13 @ 5:51 am

    Post more rib recipes!

  11. Jon Miller — 5/27/13 @ 6:35 am

    Beef Pot Roast creates a nice greasy film in the oven if you aren’t careful, that is subject to smoke and flame.

  12. Margaret — 5/27/13 @ 6:35 am

    totally lasagna!

  13. Donna Singer — 5/27/13 @ 7:07 am

    My kids made a double cherry dump cake as a surprise–wow!–the mess WAS a surprise!!

  14. David Wyatt — 5/27/13 @ 7:16 am

    Apple Pies! For some reason not matter what we try, there is always a mess to be cleaned up! Perhaps due to the large number at our family meals and the crammed ovens (two)and the always very deep dish pies it is inevitable but at least there’s lots of bodies around to clean up. Right.

  15. j. kick — 5/27/13 @ 7:43 am

    double crust chicken pot pie

  16. Aaron Jay — 5/27/13 @ 7:55 am

    Love, love, love ribs!

  17. s riches — 5/27/13 @ 8:10 am

    Roasting a chicken will make for a messy oven!

  18. Dyanna Bishop — 5/27/13 @ 8:28 am

    Chicken wings

  19. Weemah — 5/27/13 @ 8:30 am

    I roasted 2 chickens with lemon and rosemary. too small of a pan and chicken juice went everywhere. I bought a roaster.

  20. William Mills — 5/27/13 @ 8:30 am

    ribs in the oven can make a mess.

  21. Terri C — 5/27/13 @ 8:35 am

    Bacon.

  22. Linda Hawkes — 5/27/13 @ 8:35 am

    Sometimes it is the simple things that make the biggest mess…exploded a baked potato.

  23. Jacquie Teed — 5/27/13 @ 8:38 am

    Would love to win oven

  24. Tamara Tanner — 5/27/13 @ 8:39 am

    my famous rice and ribs, messy but unforgettable..

  25. Lindsay — 5/27/13 @ 8:42 am

    I’d have to say Thanksgiving dinner…not only is the oven a mess, but so is the whole kitchen. But it’s so worth it, having all my family together and eating an awesome meal =)

  26. Amy — 5/27/13 @ 8:45 am

    I can’t seem to make lasagna without making a mess!

  27. jamie bothen — 5/27/13 @ 8:52 am

    Love making pie with berries from the garden.invariably juice always escapes the pie and makes a mess in the oven

  28. greg bern — 5/27/13 @ 9:04 am

    baking pies and the filling runs over is a mess for me.

  29. mindy moon — 5/27/13 @ 9:11 am

    ribs look great

  30. Stacey — 5/27/13 @ 9:29 am

    Pizza, the melted cheese always leaves a mess

  31. Jackie Phipps — 5/27/13 @ 9:40 am

    Pizza makes a huge mess in the oven.
    The ribs sound yummy

  32. Paul Albarado — 5/27/13 @ 9:58 am

    cooking fish is messy

  33. Deborah — 5/27/13 @ 10:02 am

    Prime Rib at Christmas –the roasting splatters all over the oven and front glass. The oven’s blue interior is a beauty!

  34. Fay J VanHorn — 5/27/13 @ 10:06 am

    One of the worst things is a home made pizza that drips and makes a cheesy mess.

  35. Suzanna Hocq — 5/27/13 @ 10:14 am

    The worst is my home made chicken pot pie.(o.k. – maybe not THE worst). However I do have a tendency of getting the crust too full and voila! runover…

  36. amy — 5/27/13 @ 10:39 am

    its the grilled spinach , bbq chicken pizza – for sure!

  37. Erna Borzello — 5/27/13 @ 10:43 am

    lasagna

  38. mike cameron — 5/27/13 @ 10:53 am

    Pizza, and pies cooked in seperate ovens.

  39. judy — 5/27/13 @ 11:00 am

    barq chicken

  40. mary wells — 5/27/13 @ 11:15 am

    Baked sweet potatoes. Puffy burnt sugar!

  41. mary wells — 5/27/13 @ 11:16 am

    Broiled chicken. Messy.

  42. mom in alabama — 5/27/13 @ 11:19 am

    Roast lamb.

  43. Messy Mom — 5/27/13 @ 11:20 am

    Just about anything I cook becomes a mess…..

  44. Winifred Gilmore — 5/27/13 @ 11:24 am

    Those take & bake pizzas drip juices that burn on the bottom of the oven

  45. Lynne B — 5/27/13 @ 11:24 am

    Rhubarb pie has always been my nemisis!

  46. Janice Intoppa — 5/27/13 @ 11:30 am

    good prize