If you are not familiar with Korean BBQ it is meat that is quickly marinaded and grilled until nice and caramelized. Now while many marinades will be a combination of soya sauce and sesame oil this version is kicked up a little bit. Traditionally you would use either beef tenderloin, sirloin or short ribs, but experiment and find out what you like the best.
Like I have said over and over again I love spice so of course, this marinade has that extra kick added in. With the combination of red pepper flakes and the Sambal Oelek, it has a good amount of heat along with a hint of sweetness with the brown sugar and of course garlic because everything can always use a bit of garlic.
Now if you are one of those lucky people that have a tabletop grill this would be the perfect time to put it to good use, but if you don’t own one of these nifty appliances a bbq or grill pan works just as well.
prep time 10 minutes + marinading time
cook time 6 minutes
total time 15 minutes + marinading time
3/4 cup soya sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Sambal Oelek
1 cup brown sugar
2 green onions thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic
1 - 2lbs steak
In a large bowl combine all ingredients except for the steak and whisk until fully combined. Thinly slice steak then place in the marinade. Allow to marinade for 4-24 hours.
Once ready cook for 1-3 minutes per side based on the thickness of your meat and your desired doneness.