Korean Marinade Recipe

May 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Infuse your grilled meats with Korean flavors

Thanks in part to chefs like Roy Choi and his Kogi Korean BBQ truck empire, Korean-influenced BBQ has never been hotter. You can DIY a Korean grilling experience at home this weekend with our Korean Marinade recipe. This sweet and spicy marinade can be used on steak, pork, or chicken.

A marinade is a liquid mix of spices and an acid, usually citrus or vinegar, or in this case soy sauce, in which you soak raw foods before cooking. Marinades infuse meat with flavor and also can make meat more tender by softening and breaking down connective tissue before cooking begins. Marinades are especially useful when grilling because of the quick cooking times. 

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photo: adrielsocrates on Flickr
Korean marinade gives steak a tangy, sweet flavor that's damn near irresistible
 
Servings: 1 1/2 pounds meat

Ingredients

1/2 cup scallions, sliced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Directions: 
  1. In a large zip top bag combine all ingredients. 
  2. Add steak and marinate in the fridge for 4 to 8 hours. Never leave uncooked marinating meat at room temperature for more than 40 minutes.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
4-8 hours resting
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