I have a great collection of cookbooks, but unless I am baking, I generally only use them as inspiration. There are a few exceptions to this, and one is the reason for this post. When trying a completely new type of cuisine, especially one I have never tasted, I find a great source and follow the recipes with only minor deviations.
This week I decided to try my hand at a recipe called Bo Saäm from Momofuku, one of my favorite cookbooks. (Without intending to, I think I have made almost every recipe in this book. Though be warned, the language in the book is not for the faint of heart.)
Saäm (meaning wrapped) is the Korean relative of the Chinese lettuce cup. Our version was bibb lettuce wrapped around sweet and salty pulled pork, raw oysters, sushi rice, homemade kimchee and a few sauces. A fun and extremely messy meal...I loved marrying the briny oysters with the sweet pork and zesty kimchee. I'm already itching to try a few different variations!