My Korean BBQ marinade recipe
I’m going to share with you the best (and easiest) marinade recipe on the planet. This will make you a hit with your friends. You will be the first person invited at your friend’s bbqs! You will thank me later!
So this is a version of the marinade that my mom used for Korean short rib (Kalbi), chicken thighs, and pork shoulder steaks. When shopping for the kalbi short rib cut, you can usually find it at your local Asian grocery store but if you don’t have one, go to Whole Foods and ask for the “Flanken” cut. That’s what they call the Kalbi cut.
My Korean BBQ Marinade recipe
1 1/2 cups of soy sauce (or tamari)
1/3rd cup of Sesame oil
8 cloves of garlic
4 green onions
1 Asian pear or 2 Kiwis (an apple also works)
Throw the garlic cloves into your food processor and pulse on their own. Add green onions, Asian pear (or 2 kiwis), soy sauce (or tamari), and sesame oil. Pulse until everything liquefies. Add to short rib or chicken thighs or pork shoulder steaks and let marinate at least a few hours. I don’t recommend marinating for longer than a day. The Asian pear / kiwis have enzymes that make the meat very tender. If you marinate too long though, the meat will tenderize too much.
Enjoy! Please comment on your results!