What does summer mean to you? Does it conjure up images of ice cream, hot dogs, fireworks, and backyard barbecues? Still, you’re probably not thinking about your next dinner party. But instead of making it a potluck where everyone brings something, wow all your guests with these Korean dishes instead.
Galbi Short Ribs
Fire up the grill, because it’s time to make some magic with these delicious short ribs. However, they’re not something that you can whip up as your guests start to arrive. You will probably need to devote an afternoon to slow cooking the meat and giving it all the wonderful flavor that you would expect when you visit a Korean restaurant and order the same dish. The first of our excellent Korean dishes calls for the following:
- Soy sauce
- Rice wine
- Sesame oil
- Sesame seeds
If your friends and family are fond of food that has a kick, then you’ll need kimchi. Your dinner party won’t be same without this iconic side of pickled radish. Although this technically isn’t a full dish by itself, it is a superb complement to everything else you plan on making.
Variety of the spice of life and japchae can be a revelation to your loved ones who have never heard of it before. Use glass noodles as the base, and then cover the noodles with sauteed veggies, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Soy Honey Salmon
Just in case someone in your party would prefer not to eat red meat, you can offer them this delicious salmon dish instead. Korean dishes aren’t always about the heat – but this fish is best when freshly broiled. Douse the salmon fillets with the soy honey glaze, put them in the broiler, and them serve then with rice or japchae once they’re ready.
Summer is full of long days and short nights; after all, that’s how summer is supposed to work. That means you can see the fireflies winking in and out at sunset while you relax with a cup of barley tea. Including barley tea as the beverage for your dinner party is an authentic touch because it’s one of the most popular tea flavors in Korea – and you can serve it at any temperature you can think. The only thing you need to do is get roasted barley and water. Boil the water, add the barley and give it twenty minutes to steep and simmer before you bring it to the table.
Get All Your Asian Groceries at Lotte Plaza Market
Lotte Plaza Market is your one-stop shop for all of your Korean and Asian grocery needs. With more than 10 locations in Maryland and Virginia, this growing market is always expanding and opening new markets to serve our customers better. Since we opened in 1976, our goal has always been to provide the best customer service and groceries to our customers. For answers to all of your questions, email us at LottePlaza.com.