Bulgogi Marinade

Ingredients of Bulgogi
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: about 2 cups (1 servings)
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This is the traditional marinade recipe for Korean Bulgogi, which is a marinated steak cut into strips and served up on lettuce leaves or rice. This is also a great marinade for any cut of beef.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 milliliters soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup/80 milliliters sugar
  • 3 tablespoons/45 milliliters sake (or rice wine or sherry)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters sesame oil
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 scallions (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 milliliters toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 milliliters black pepper

How to Make It

Heat sesame oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic and cook for 1 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients, except green onions, and let the sauce cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved completely. Add green onions, promptly remove from heat and let the mix cool completely before using as a marinade.

Note: To toast sesame seeds place them in a hot saute pan and gently toss until they start to brown.

This takes just a few seconds. Pour off into a bowl.

This marinade is used to make Bulgogi or Korean Sesame Beef. It can be served with a spicy dipping sauce.