Korean Barbecue
Recipe by Dinners for a Year and Beyond

serves 5


1 1/2 pounds flank steak, sliced very thin against the grain
2 boneless chicken breasts, sliced very thin
8 beef short ribs, have the butcher slice them thinly or plank them

for the marinade -
3/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine
2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup brown sugar

for the soy dipping sauce -
1 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ginger root, grated
1 green onion, sliced thinly

for the garlic chili dipping sauce -
1/2 cup chile paste, also called hot pepper or chile pepper paste in Asian markets
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
1 garlic clove, chopped


In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Place the steak, chicken and ribs each in a separate resealable bag and divide marinade equally. Seal and let meats marinate for about 1 hour. Because the meat is thinly sliced, it does not require a long marinating time.


Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauces. For the soy dipping sauce, combine the ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. For the garlic chili dipping sauce, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool.


Heat grill to high (about 400 degrees). Remove the meats from the bags and place in separate bowls. Now it is time to barbecue. Grill meats until browned, but be careful not to overcook. Remove from grill and serve with dipping sauces.