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- Place prepared marinade aside.
- Slice beef into thin, finger-length strips, beef will be easier to slice if you freeze it for 15 minutes, it will slice so much easier.
- Mix marinade into meat with hands, making sure all the meat is covered.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. For tougher cuts, the more hours, the better. You can also freeze the uncooked marinated beef in small amounts for later use.
- Grill, broil, or stir fry the beef until well-done and carmelized on the outside.
- Serve beef with rice, lettuce leaves, and side dishes.
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed juice from an Asian pear
1 Tbsp Japanese rice wine (mirin)
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 green onions, finely chopped (including white part)
1 tsp pepper
- Mix marinade together until sugar and honey are dissolved/distributed.
- Can be stored in refrigerator or freezer for use on beef, pork, and chicken.
- Heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Combine garlic, ginger, soy, chile sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and honey or syrup in a blender.
- Season meat with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little oil. Place on grill and cook a couple of minutes on each side to mark, then baste heavily with sauce and cook 3-4 minutes more, turning and basting frequently.
- Sprinkle chicken pieces with scallions and sesame seeds, and serve on slider rolls topped with cucumber slices and slaw.
- Combine the cabbage, onion, garlic, pickled ginger and pepper in small container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Heat vinegar with hot sauce, water and sugar to dissolve the sugar. Pour over cabbage, cover and shake. Refrigerate a couple of hours, shaking the container occasionally.
Daeji Bulgogi is made of thinly sliced pork which is marinated in a spicy chili pepper sauce and can either grilled or pan-fried.
2 lb pork, (preferably pork butt, may use leaner pork loin)
1 cup Korean pork marinade (recipe to follow)
- Slice pork into very thin pieces, about the thickness of bacon.
- Make Korean pork marinade, halving the recipe since you are using small pieces of pork without bones.
- Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Grill or broil for about 4-8 minutes or until done or stir-fry in an ungreased pan for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve pork with rice, lettuce leaves, and side dishes.
- Mix ingredients together until well-blended.
- Use immediately or store in refrigerator.
- Wet rim of a highball glass. Dip into sugar for rimming.
- In the glass, muddle lemon. Add ice, Soju, ginger syrup and cranberry juice.
- Add ginger ale, mix and garnish with candied ginger or lemon wedge.
**Soju is the best known liquor from Korea. It is distilled, vodka-like, rice liquor with high potency and often flavored similarly. It is smooth and clean in taste, which makes it easy to drink in combination with various Korean dishes.