Sanjeok (Korean skewers) is a traditional Korean snack, typically served at celebrations and holidays. There are many types of sanjeok, but this traditional combination with beef, green pepper, mushroom and imitation crab sticks, is one of the most popular and colorful.
Recipe and notes
by my Korean friend Ella @cookiestorykim
Beef: Use a nice cut of tender beef such as sirloin.
Green peppers: You can use any kind of green peppers, spicy (if you can eat spicy) or non-spicy, but smaller, shishito-style peppers work really well in size. If you use green bell peppers, cut into pieces of the same size as the other ingredients.
Korean-style imitation crab sticks are longer than in the US and Europe. One Korean crab stick can be cut into 3 pieces. If you use western-style crab sticks, they are typically too short to cut.
Regarding mushrooms, use a big, meaty kind, such as king oyster mushrooms or big shiitake mushrooms.
You only use the white and light green part of the green onion, not the upper, dark green part.
Use short, wooden skewers, approximately 3″-3.5″ long. You need 18 skewers for this recipe.