How To: Celebrate Thanksgiving With A Korean Twist
Celebrating Thanksgiving might not look the same for every family, and that’s okay. The beauty in this is the ability to make it unique to your family while creating long lasting traditions and pleasant memories.
In our home, we have a mix of what you might call traditional Thanksgiving foods, as well as Korean. The traditional part being stuffing, pumpkin pie and sweet Hawaiian rolls. And the Korean part being, well that’s what you are about to find out 🙂
My husband, Andrew, is Korean, which means our children are half Korean. Over our last 10 years of marriage, we have cultivated our own traditions when it comes to many holidays, Thanksgiving being one of them. We love celebrating the holidays to fit out family, and we encourage you to do the same.
This year we wanted to take a moment to share with you what foods we eat for Thanksgiving, we call it Thanksgiving with a Korean twist! It is especially special to us this year because we are in the process of sprucing up our home to sell, most of our belongings (including our dining table and chairs) are in a storage unit. So pay no mind to the lack of decor and some what awkward seating situation.
We hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Korean meal in your home, it is quite delicious! How did you celebrate your Thanksgiving this year?
Red Leaf Lettuce
Red Bean Paste
Side Dish Items
Spicy Seasoned Squid
Seasoned Fish Cakes
Red Bean Pastry
Before you start, make sure your white rice is already cooked. The Bulgogi will cook very fast.
1. Cook white rice for enough people enjoying the meal
2. Cook Bulgogi on a pan over medium high heat. One slice of Bulgogi will cook in 1 minute. You can cook more than one at a time, just keep an eye out
3. Plate side dishes in separate bowls or plates so everyone can take what they need while they are eating
4. Use Red leaf lettuce as a wrap for the rice, bulgogi, bean paste and garlic
For visual learners, select the the first photo on the post to watch a short video on how to set the table and prepare your first wrap!