Samgyeopsal 삼겹살 – a pork belly lettuce wrap

24 Nov

Samgyeopsal 삼겹살 is a popular Korean BBQ – grilled strips of pork belly, similar to bacon. The name can be translated as “three-layer meat”, referring to the three visible layers in its thick slices. The preparation doesn’t include seasonings, nor marinate. It is directly grilled at the table, but you don’t have a grill, you may try to cook it in a pan. Samgyeopsal is usually served with two different kinds of sauces (based on a Korean red hot pepper paste and on soybean paste). It’s served with banchan (side-dishes), such as kimchi, green chili peppers, sliced garlic, and Soju – a traditional Korean liquor. Samgyeopsal is very simple in preparation, but at the same time, very nutricious and delicious.

This is my – Polish – method of eating Samgyeopsal.

pork belly cut into thin slices,
a few cloves of garlic (sliced),
a few mushrooms,
sesame oil,
cooked rice.

In a bowl, mix the pork belly with some sesame oil, salt and pepper and set it aside for a few minutes. Pour a bit of sesame oil into a heated pan and fry the meat, mushrooms and garlic.

Make the dipping sauce using following ingredients:
1 clove of garlic (minced),
1 tablespoon of red hot pepper paste,
1 tablespoon of soybean paste,
1 tablespoon of soy sauce,
1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil,
1 green onion (chopped).

A common way to eat Samgyeopsal is to put some cooked rice on a leaf of lettuce, with a slice of pork belly and vegetables, and roll it up like a wrap. Don’t share it into bites, just put it all in your mouth as one shot.


One Response to “Samgyeopsal 삼겹살 – a pork belly lettuce wrap”

  1. Michelle December 2, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    my favorite dish!!! yummy!!! Cute blog!!

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