Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef)

    Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef)

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    3hr30min


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    About this recipe: Marinated beef strips and vegetables are barbecued or grilled. Best served over rice, with spring rolls and Korean cucumber salad (from this site)!!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG) (optional)
    • 500g beef sirloin, thinly sliced
    • 1 carrot, julienned
    • 1 spring onion, chopped
    • 1/2 onion, chopped

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr40min  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, sugar, salt, black pepper and MSG (if using). Place beef, carrots and onions in the bag; seal, and shake to coat the vegetables and beef with the sauce. Refrigerate for at least 2 1/2 hours. I prefer to marinate mine overnight.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for high heat. Remove meat and vegetables from marinade, and place on a large sheet of aluminium foil; seal. Discard marinade.
    3. Place on cooking grate, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or to desired doneness.

    Tip

    If it's too cold to bring out the barbecue, make this in a ridged griddle pan on the hob or under the grill.

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    Reviews (2)

    JamesCox
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    Me and my girlfriend made this and we loved it. The flavors were subtle but well balanced. We will definitely be making this again. - 01 Jan 2016

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    It was good but to me, it did not taste like authentic Korean bulgogi. Maybe more soy sauce can be used, and brown sugar and a bit of cornstarch added to the recipe. It did leave the kitchen smelling yummy though! - 01 Oct 2009

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