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Korean Marinade Recipe
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Korean Marinade

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"This is a great marinade for beef short ribs, chicken, or steak. Serve with steamed rice, beer, and kim chee."

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Original recipe makes 3 /4 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, green onion, garlic, toasted sesame seeds, flour, and pepper. Place meat in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2004

It is a great authentic recipe especially for Korean BBQ beef except that we don't frequently use flour in it(never heard of it, actually). Add 1Tb rice wine(don't substitute it with vinegar) or any kind of wine available, 2Tbs corn syrup or honey, 1/2 minced or finely chopped small onion and it would be perfect. Can be used for 1 1/2-2lbs beef depending on the saltness of soy sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 28, 2005

This fell really short of my expectations I guess. I just didn't like it much. I think I will try it again with a longer marinade time (was overnight).

Jan 25, 2004

I tried this recipe with beef short ribs to make Korean kalbi and it tasted just like my mother's home cooking! The only thing she does differently is to rub the sugar onto the meat first and let it sit for awhile before marinating it with the rest of the ingredients. Anyway, I really enjoyed this recipe and will use it again.

Feb 11, 2004

Very good! A tasty marinade that smells wonderful while the food is cooking. I made a couple of changes that enhanced the recipe for my family. #1 I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar; the brown sugar gives a deeper color & flavor. #2 Like other reviewers, I used sesame oil {dark} in place of sesame seeds. #3 I used lots more onions in addition to scallions. Thanks, Curlie for a delicious marinade.

Jan 25, 2004

My girlfriend and I enjoyed this recipe. I especially enjoy marinating meat for a couple of days before grilling, broiling, or frying. I substituted the sesame seeds with more sesame oil.

Jan 25, 2004

This marinade was awesome with boneless chicken breast and grilled. Even my pickiest eater liked it. I took leftover marinade and sauted fresh green beans in it, which made for a great side dish with the chicken. Thanks, Laura

Mar 10, 2005

My in-laws are Korean, and my mother-in-law is famous for her Korean barbeque marinade. After making this recipe, I now have my own version that I am proud to share with my in-laws! It is excellent, and is useful with just about any cut of beef, especially short ribs.

Feb 13, 2006

It's very easy to do, all the ingredients are right under my cupboard. My husband loves it and it's very simple to do (or did i say that already?).


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  • Calories
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 903 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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