This quick and easy Bulgolgi Korean Marinade is the perfect thing to make for your next get together. With ingredients such as peppercorn, soy sauce, and sugar, it can be paired with both chicken AND meat.
Where would we be without marinades? Think about it. Marinades can seriously turn a piece of steak or chicken breast into a tasty meal.
This concoction for bulgolgi marinade has been in my family’s favorite file for ages it seems. Even though we are not of Korean decent, my mother somehow tracked this recipe down and has used it many times. When Husband Man and I were dating, she would make this for him from time to time. He loved it so much that when we married, he asked her for the recipe.
One might ask what exactly is bulgolgi? It’s a Korean dish made up of thin beef slices that are soaked in a marinade of sugar, soy sauce, and onions, then grilled to perfection.
This is the steak soaking in the marinade: This is what the marinade looks like:
The cool thing about this dish is that you don’t have to stick with just steak. Chicken and ribs can also be used with it as well. It’s also super simple to make. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until well mixed. Then, place in a gallon sized plastic bag along with the meat of your choice. Let it sit in the fridge for 4-8 hours before grilling.
Can it get any easier then that?? I don’t think so my friends 😉
Add a little ethnic flare to your dinner menu this week and put these down! I promise you will not be disappointed!
Serves: 4 to 5 cups
Calories Per Serving: 328
- 4 New York Strip Steaks or tri-tip steak ( or chicken breasts or 1 pack of baby back ribs. halved)
- 4 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 20 grounds of black peppercorn
- One medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- In a medium sized bowl, mix the sugar, peppercorn, chopped onion, soy sauce, minced garlic, and olive oil. Mix until well combined.
- In a gallon sized zip lock bag, place the mixture inside, along with the meat of your choice.
- Place bag on a baking sheet and let it sit in the fridge for 4-8 hours. Turn the bag over every 4 hours to make sure the marinade covers all the meat.
- Discard the bag with the used marinade and grill the meat to your liking.
Recipe Source: My mother 🙂