Dr. Phil

You ever get so mad at your kids, that blood starts shooting out the corners of your eyes and knowing it is not appropriate to just pull over and beat their ass, you decide to take the only thing that matters (i.e.  their Iphone) and throw it out the window just to make a point…….yeah, me neither.

Parenting can be tricky business; parenting girls can be even trickier.  Up until recently, my parenting habits and skills were shaped by the raising of three boys.  Aside from the obvious anatomical differences, parenting boys is very different than parenting girls.  If a boy screws up, you get on to him, send him to his room and twenty minutes later you are outside throwing the football like nothing happened.  Do that to a girl….well, it has been six weeks now and I am still waiting for her to come out of her room other than just to eat dinner.

So, in an effort to make amends, I have decided to share with you my daughter’s favorite meal.  It takes a little bit of time and effort, but who doesn’t want to put forth a little time and effort for those they love.

Korean Short Rib Tacos

1 ½ c low sodium soy sauce

¼ c sugar

¼ c dark sesame oil

3 T vegetable oil

¼ c sweet chili sauce

1 T rice wine vinegar

¼ c cilantro

10 cloves garlic, chopped

6 green onions, chopped

4 lbs Korean-style short ribs

Corn Tortillas


In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, chili sauce, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, garlic and green onions.  Place ribs in large Ziploc bag or other non-reactive container, pour in marinade and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat grill to medium-high.  Remove ribs from marinade and set aside.  Over medium-high heat, pour marinade into sauce pan and reduce by half.  Once sauce is reduce, place ribs on the grill and cook for approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Serve with warm corn tortillas, topped with Kimchi and reduced sauce.

* Kimchi is a fermented cabbage and can be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets.

Twisted Epilogue:  As good as it felt to the throw the phone out the window….and trust me it felt good; dealing with two pissed off females and having to replace an Iphone, the cost far outweighs the benefit!


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