Korean Short Rib Lettuce Wraps/ International Smoke, Aventura

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The Chef: Nicholas Cataldo
The Restaurant: International Smoke, Aventura
The Dish: Korean Short Rib Lettuce Wraps


Bone-in beef short ribs

Ingredients for marinade:

2-3 tbsp. black peppercorns
8-10 garlic cloves
1 sliced ginger root
1-2 tbsp. chili flakes
4 cups soy sauce
1 cup sake

1 head bibb lettuce

Ingredients for topping lettuce wraps:

Barbecue sauce
Pickled onions

Method of Preparation:

  • In a large pot, combine ingredients for marinade in large pot and bring to boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into large container.
  • Add ice to cool liquid down before adding short ribs.
  • Allow to sit in refrigerator overnight.
  • When short ribs are ready, remove from marinade and shake off peppercorns.
  • Put on smoker for 10-12 hours.
  • When finished, remove meat from bone and slice.
  • Using bibb lettuce leaf as shell, stack rib meat, barbecue sauce, kimchi, pickled onions, scallions and cilantro.

International Smoke
(Located inside Aventura Mall)
19565 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 946
Aventura, FL 33180

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