How to Create an Asian Inspired Romantic Dinner

by Dydo Diem

A decadent Asian-inspired beef half rib meal


  • Beef short ribs
  • Bok choy
  • Colorful baby carrots
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Scallions
  • Sesame
  • Soy sauce
  • Basmati rice
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable bullion
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ingredients -- (I cheated and marinated the meat earlier today and forgot to take pictures during the process)

    Step 2

    Slice up chives removing part of the white end and discarding; this will be used for both the marinade and with the bok choy (I used another 3 for the marinade)

    Step 3

    Peel the skin off of the ginger similar to peeling a potato

    Step 4

    Shave thinly

    Step 5

    Smash garlic

    Step 6

    Skin will come off easily :)

    Step 7

    Marinated ribs in soy sauce, olive oil, sesame, ginger, garlic and scallions

    Step 8

    Remove top from onion

    Step 9

    Slice down the middle, then each half in half - then cube

    Step 10

    Remove stems from mushrooms then cut into cubes and rinse

    Step 11

    Separate bok choy and remove part of the white end

    Step 12

    Cut into chunks and rinse

    Step 13

    Toast sesame seeds in dry pan

    Step 14

    Add olive oil and heat up

    Step 15

    Sauté garlic

    Step 16

    Then onions, then ginger, then sesame seeds

    Step 17

    Add in carrots and crumbled half vegetable bullion

    Step 18

    Add scallions and water at high heat, cover and simmer

    Step 19

    Realize you added probably too much water and remove lid to let some evaporate

    Step 20

    Add bok choy to pan

    Step 21

    Cover to wilt bok choy

    Step 22

    Add in mushrooms, soy sauce and additional sesame and sauté (covered or not)

    Step 23

    Put vegetables in side dish when ready

    Step 24

    Toast basmati rice in pan

    Step 25

    Add water to cover rice and some salt and olive oil; mix constantly and add water as needed

    Step 26

    Preheat grill pan for about 5 minutes

    Step 27

    Place ribs face down in pan to brown

    Step 28

    Turn to brown on every side; then broil in oven (time will depend on thickness of meat and the temp you want the meat to cook to - I flipped mine over once and cooked for 25 minutes or so)

    Step 29

    Don't they look delicious!? **Note: I actually poured the marinade back over the meat before putting in oven

    Step 30

    Plate beautifully and make someone fall in love :-* As always, if you would like and tell me how it turns out for you! Follow me for more inspired recipes :)