Thursday, May 24, 2012

Korean-Style Steak Taco's

It was a gorgeous day, perfect time to grill. The June magazines have tons of grilling recipes so I started to flip through the piles of magazines I have just waiting to be read and found plenty of recipes I put on the list to try. Tonight grilled steak taco's won out. They always do.
 
Flipping through Cooking Light I saw Korean Steak Taco's. The recipe was extremely similar to the Korean Steak Taco's I made a few months ago. The taco's had looked fantastic when I saw them on the blog, For the Love of Cooking. So I made Pam's version, which was excellent. This time we tried the Cooking Light version, very similar. Also a winner, this one had a bit more heat!

Made it with a flat iron steak, like a London broil. We love this cut of meat, and it worked well with the taco's. The Griller has finally gotten the hang of it, perfectly grilled, perfectly cooked. Rare in the middle for us, and overcooked at the ends for Miss Picky.
 
Everyone's happy! Even Grandma, she didn't bother to use extra chili sauce. But she's finally getting used to the heat!





  

1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2-3 tablespoons Sriracha, or any Asian chili sauce or paste
juice of 1 fresh lime
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 flat iron steak, sliced against the grain into thin strips
salt and pepper, to taste
8 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas
Quick Pickled Cabbage
3 tablespoons sliced green onions
avocado, sliced
lime wedges, for garnish

Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add steak to dish; cover. Marinate in refrigerator for about an hour, turning after 30 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Remove steak from marinade, and discard marinade. Grill steak until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill and let stand for a minute or so. Slice thinly, against the grain. 
Grill tortillas 30 seconds on each side or until lightly charred; keep warm. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and divide steak evenly among tortillas. Divide the Quick Pickled Cabbage evenly among tacos; add some sliced avocado's, sprinkle with onions. Serve with a squeeze of lime and top with some Sriracha sauce.

Quick Pickled Cabbage
 
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook   
Source: Cooking Light, June 2012
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/korean-style-beef-tacos-50400000121408/


2 cups broccoli slaw
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons simple syrup (or 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with one tablespoon of water)
2-3 teaspoons Sriracha Chili Sauce
lime wedges, to squeeze a little over the slaw when you serve

Place cabbage and broccoli in a medium bowl. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, simple syrup, garlic and chile sauce. Microwave for 1 minute, stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds. Pour warm vinegar mixture over the slaw mix; toss. Let stand at least 30 minutes.


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64 comments:

  1. I love the idea of Asian flavored tacos to spice things up a bit. These look delicious!

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  2. Korean style steak tacos? How cool is that?? They look really good!

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  3. Does this ever look good!Really want to try this; I know it would be a hit.
    Rita

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  4. What a great taco recipe, Carol! They look SO mouthwatering and perfect for enjoying outside in this beautiful spring weather... along with a margarita of course!

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  5. Yummmmmmy. I just saw these on a menu at the yard House. I will try them out. I love tacos. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week-end.

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  6. Those tacos look perfect!!! I am so hungry now....Tacos are some of favorite foods!!!

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  7. Sounds very flavorful! I like the different slaw too. Happy Memorial Day Weekend:@)

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  8. I love Cooking Light! And cabbage on tacos is my new favorite thing--I like it much more than lettuce.

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  9. I saw Pam's recipe and thought the tacos looked delicious. We would like a little extra heat too. And that pickled cabbage is the perfect topper. I'm so happy to be grilling again. Your photos are making me hungry, Carol. Have a great holiday weekend.

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  10. I loved the Korean street tacos! I may have to make your version - my husband and I love an extra kick but the kids need them a little more tame. They sound great.

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  11. P.S. Thanks for the shout out and link!

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    1. You're welcome, I really enjoy your blog!

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  12. I love this link of exotic mexican and oriental cuisine - gives it a certain edge indeed :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Don't you love it when you find a recipe that everyone enjoys? And I loved your comments about rare in the middle, overcooked at the edges. Cooking meat that everyone likes can be tricky!

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  14. that's really interesting with the korean and mexican fusion in this dish :) i love your cooking!

    -FiSh
    @ ohfishiee.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks so good! I like rare in the middle too and leave the cooked-through for others in the family. I was just on your blog a few minutes ago looking for chive vinegar. I recently saw a blogging friend post but can't remember who. I googled and all of the recipes are similar but I wish I remembered where I saw it. Oh, well : )

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    1. Was it Lynn @ Happier Than a Pig in Mud that made the Chive Blossom Vinegar?
      Click HERE for Lynn's Chive Blossom Vinegar
      I just started a batch this morning, but I only had a small amount of blossoms. So I just used the chives too!

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  16. Thanks for the all the nice comments! Very much appreciated. Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. Carol, thanks for the book suggestion. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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  18. Great recipe, Carol. And I agree, that is a good cut of meat and The Griller did it to a T. Love it that way...pink in the center, crunchy on the outside. I don't like things quite as hot as this, but I could just cut back on the Sriracha.
    I think the one thing I miss most about my younger days in Michigan were small dinner parties, a great steak on the grill, salad, corn and baked potatoes. Often think about it on Memorial Day. Silly huh?

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    1. Thanks, Barbara!
      No, not silly at all. I get that. We used to have a lot more dinner parties than we do now.
      Have a great weekend!

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  19. This sounds so tasty! i love Korena cimchi so I wonder if the pickled slaw tatses like that? I have to try it!

    My daughter's wedding was last saturday --thnakfully we had sun and funthat day! Yay!

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    1. No, didn't have a strong or pungent a taste as kimchi. This was more sweet-hot. I love kimchi, that would be good too!
      congratulations on the wedding. I saw the pictures on your blog, just beautiful, everyone looked gorgeous! It looked like a gorgeous day.

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  20. It looks delicious! So now there's Korean tacos, I thought me calling my taco Irish was a joke!

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  21. Oh, this recipe looks delicious! I also love the fusion here - Korean and a taco! Ingenious.

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  22. I have gotten so many great recipes from Cooking Light over the years; many of my family's favorite recipes have come from there. Thanks fro reminding me of this terrific resource. (And your tacos look fantastic!)

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  23. Really great food photography :) These tacos look and sound REALLY good..I love Korean food!

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  24. copying this one down and will be making it very soon. I think that cut needs a marinade and that sound perfect.

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  25. Your tacos look very good. The cabbage salad looks especially good. I want to try that.

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  26. We are at our summer house in Maine and the grilling will begin. I can't wait to try your recipe. I don't think that I will be able to find flat iron steaks here but I think I could use sirloin tips and it would be good.

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  27. I wonder if flat I looks steak is the same as flank steak? It sure looks similar to me. We love that cut of meat on the grill too - especially with a good marinade! This taco recipe sounds amazing, Carol!

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  28. I can't stop myself from drooling over these! Very delicious looking!! What an extravagant meal! I'm so happy summer is here!! Extra daylight is always appreciated!

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  29. OMG. I am so making these tacos. And I'd use flank steak (which, like others have said, may be what you call flat iron steak). I think I want these tacos and slaw *NOW* -- LOL.

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  30. The flat iron is very similar to flank, a good sub, but the flat iron is from a different part of the cow.

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  31. Oh, these look amazing! I've been wanting to try Korean Tacos for-ever! I will definitely be saving this recipe to try as my cheeks are tingling just looking at the photos! :D

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  32. i love your sourish salad there :) always good for my appetite

    Latest: 100 Years Old Creation

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  33. OMG...me encantan los tacos se ve absolutamente delicioso ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  34. I love tacos and this recipe sounds delicious, Carol! Thanks for sharing. Hope your holidays weekend is a great one.

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  35. You're making my mouth water! All of the ingredients look wonderful so I know it would be delicious. I use fresh limes in a lot of my dishes now and it sure adds a lot of flavor!

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  36. Finally...today I'm stuffed so your wonderful food post isn't making me as hungry as it usually does! This looks delicious. Have a great Memorial Day!

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  37. oh yum yum...I have never used sugar with steak...so interesting to me...thank you!!! i will definitely try this recipe...I like flat iron steak.

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  38. I love Korean-style tacos and this looks especially colorful and good. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  39. Looks delicious! So glad to found your recipe.

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  40. What a great idea!They look absolutely yummy!Have a lovely week,dear Carol!

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  41. Your steak tacos look delicious and I love the idea of quick pickled cabbage!

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  42. This looks delicious Carol! I have a skirt steak in the fridge, and I think I will give this a try with that. Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend!
    ♥, Susan

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  43. It really IS the perfect time to grill (except for today is really rainy here. It was gorgeous for two days, but then...)
    This loos fantastic!

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  44. Fusion food is just the best. We wrap all kinds of things up in tortillas...particularly Asian food. I've done pork and chicken; but I have yet to try steak. That will definitely be next complete with the pickled cabbage. It sounds so yummy!

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  45. Hi Carol, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  46. I love flat iron steak. Great idea for tacos!

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  47. I love fusion meals they so interesting! Trying to match different ingredients and techniques makes food very appetizing! These tacos look fantastic Carol! i would love to try them!

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  48. This looks so good! My husband would love this too :) I'm going to Pin it so I don't forget about it!

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  49. Thanks for the nice comments! If anyone makes them I hope you come back to tell mw, I'd love to hear what you thought.

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