Traditionally bibimbap is made using beef or pork, but with this easy recipe, you can combine your love for seafood and Korean rice bowl all in one dish! With fresh seafood, vegetables and the right ingredients, this is a dish that you will want to make often at home to enjoy yourself or with your friends and family.
- ½ oz of fresh shrimp, deveined and peeled
- 3 oz of fresh salmon or tuna
- 3 oz of cape roe (masago)
- 1 cup of short-grain rice
- 1/2 cup spinach
- One carrot, thinly sliced into matchsticks
- One zucchini, thinly sliced into matchsticks
- 1/4 cup of green onions
- Kimchi, diced
- 1 tsp of dashi powder
- 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
- Two eggs
(For the marinade)
- Two garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp of ginger paste
- 1 tbsp of gochujang
- 2 tbsp of soy sauce
- 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar or mirin
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix the minced garlic, ginger paste, gochujang paste, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sugar in a bowl and add in the shrimp and salmon. Add salt and pepper as you see fit. Combine the ingredients well, seal the container with a plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Cook the rice with dashi powder. You can also add about a teaspoon of sesame oil to elevate the taste.
- Once the marinated seafood is ready, heat oil under medium heat and start cooking the seafood mix. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp and salmon. If you prefer raw salmon, set the salmon aside without being marinated.
- Using a different pan, fry the eggs until you get it cooked sunny side up. It is best to leave the yolk slightly runny to serve as an extra sauce for the bibimbap.
- To serve, place a serving portion of rice into individual bowl and place the fried egg at the centre. Start assembling the cooked seafood, carrots, zucchini, green onion and the cape roe on the sides. If you prefer your vegetables slightly cooked, feel free to pan sear before serving.
- Drizzle with sesame seeds and serve with kimchi on the side.
Pro-Tip: Not a fan of fish or shrimp? Use other ingredients such as clams, mussels, crab meat or dory fish. You can also add Hijiki seaweed to your dish to elevate the taste of seafood.