My mom gave me this recipe and I use when I feeling ambitious enough to marinate the meat myself or having friends over for dinner. You can use this to marinate Galbi (Korean short ribs), or bulgogi (marinated bbq beef).
- 5 lbs of Korean short ribs or Korean bulgogi (unmarinated)
- 3/4 cup Soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Corn syrup (I like to buy a Korean brand from a Korean grocery store)
- 1/4 cup Sesame oil
- 2 t Minced garlic
- 1 large yellow or white onion (pureed in a food processor)
- 1/4 cup Mirin (Japanese rice wine) or 1 kiwi (seeded – use the meat only)
- Mirin/Kiwi is used to tenderize meat so be careful not to add more than the recipe calls for
- 1 T Black Pepper
- 1 T Toasted Sesame seeds
In a large bowl mix all ingredients. Add the meat and marinate 3-4 hours in the fridge. You can also marinate the meat overnight but make sure to go easy on the Mirin or Kiwi (I’d suggest to halve the portion if marinating overnight).
Cook on barbecue grill approx. 6-8 minutes. Pay close attention to the grill or else the meat will burn!
- If you choose to marinate the meat overnight, use gallon size Ziplock bags and split up the meat/marinade evenly
- You can choose to freeze some of the meat to be used later (make sure to defrost in the fridge one full day)
- You can substitute beer or lemon/lime soda if you don’t have Mirin or Kiwi as a meat tenderizer
- Enjoy with Kimchi and other Korean side dishes and don’t forget the rice!
- If you’re lazy, you can always opt to pick up some pre-marinated meat at your local Korean grocery store with some ready to eat side dishes