Galbi Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Fig Jam
This quick and easy galbi grilled cheese sandwich with fig jam can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. The perfect brunch for on the go.
With all Leftovers posts, we create a fun and tasty recipe and draw inspirations from the traditional concept. Please take the time to look at The Journey to appreciate where it all came from: Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs
We know that you can never have enough of Galbi Jjim. So, instead of creating the same meal you had last night, let’s put those leftovers to good use!
Even though I chef, I usually don’t like to cook for myself after a long day of work. So, my fridge is usually stocked with water, beers, and eggs. A box of ramen, a loaf of bread, you know, the bachelor life. I understand that many of you out there are in the same position. In Leftovers, I will be mindful of the ingredients we used in The Journey, while also not using too many other ingredients we need to go find and buy.
Many years ago, I got invited to the soft opening for Tom’s Urban in Los Angeles. They invited all the bloggers, influencers, and anyone in the food industry to come out and try their menu. For all the deliciousness that was given to us, one item stood out to me the most. It was a three cheese grilled cheese sandwich with fig jam. Seems so simple right? It is!
I created that at home the same day I got back from that event. Over the years, I started to add more ingredients to it. I played with different cheeses, proteins, and vegetables. What is the most enjoyable process of this development? It is REALLY difficult to make a grilled cheese sandwich taste bad! Using the leftover ingredients from the Galbi Jjim recipe, this version of the Galbi Grilled Cheese Sandwich with jam came out delicious!
*I went to culinary school, worked as a chef for 8 years, but never really learned how to cook until I read these four books. If you want to go beyond cooking from just reading a recipe, I go into details in how these four books changed the way I cook: Learning How to Cook
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