We’re sharing the food we love to eat with our loved ones with you.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, “Good Morning America” ​​is sharing recipes from our moms!

“GMA” weekend co-anchor and ABC News correspondent Eva Pilgrim asked her mom, InSook Kim Gayle, to share her recipe for galbi, or Korean-style short ribs, which are a family favorite.

Eva’s mother is Korean and emigrated from South Korea to the US with Eva and Eva’s American-born father when Eva was a baby.

Check out the full recipe below and recreate Eva’s mom’s dish to share with friends and family.

Galbi aka Korean short ribs

30 Korean-style cut beef short ribs
For Marinade (up to 30 ribs):
1/2 Asian pears (Large – grapefruit size)
3/4 cup of soy sauce
1/2 mirin or rice wine
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup firmly pack brown sugar
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 small onion
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
10-12 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup water


Prep meat:
Wash, rinse and cut short ribs.
Soak ribs in bowl of water for 1 hour.
Use a meat hammer/tenderizer to tenderize ribs. Hammer both sides until thin.
Cut off excess fat as needed.

Prep marinade*:
Combine pear, onion, garlic and ginger into a blender. Blend until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, sugar, black pepper and sesame oil. Stir until combined.

Add blended pear mixture to soy sauce mixture. Use 1/2 cup water to rise out the blender and add to the mixture.

Marinate meat:
Dip each short rib in the marinade mixture. Use your hands to massage marinade into meat.

Place ribs in Tupperware or baking dish. Alternate ribs in the dish so they are even coated and lay flat.

Put remaining marinade over the top.*

Marinade overnight**

Short ribs are typically grilled. If a grill isn’t available, these can be fried in a frying pan or put in the oven.

You will grill, fry, broil each rib until they caramelize. Roughly 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Each grill, range or oven cooks at a different pace. You are looking for a nice brown caramelization on the outside.

*Marinade can be divided and frozen if not cooking 30 ribs. Simply divide and freeze flat in the freezer bag. Marinade can be used for a variety of meat including chicken and pork. Same marinade can be used to make bulgogi as well!

**The longer you marinade, the more tender and flavorful the short ribs will be. If in a time crunch, marinate for at least an hour!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.