Bulgogi (불고기) / Korean Marinade

TYPE : Korean
Marinade
YIELD : 4 servings
CALORIES : 103 kcal
PREP TIME : 10 mins
TOTAL TIME : 1 hr 10 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1/2 Asian pear, puréed (optional, but acts as tenderizer)
  • 1/2 onion, puréed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 – 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (I prefer reduced sodium Korean or Tamari soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, dark syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 – 3 tbsp Korean chili paste / gochujang (고추장) (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Mix all ingredients and use to coat your protein or mushrooms.
  • Refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours before grilling or pan frying.

NOTES :

I always use a teaspoon of gochujang to give it a little oomph.
Grilling brings out the most flavor, but the marinade also turns into a really nice sauce when cooked in a pan.

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