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Korean baby backs -- marinade?

OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 713
Picked up a bottle of Korean BBQ sauce and marinated a rack of baby backs  before cooking it on the Egg today. It was really good, and SWMBO absolutely loved it. So I'm wondering if I could make that sort of marinade myself, and also about any other tips I should know. Absolutely no experience with Korean BBQ, so any information would be welcome. I think this is mainly done with beef short ribs, but the baby backs were excellent. Thoughts, suggestions?
Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.

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  • I am away from home now, be back in a couple of days.  I have what I think is a good Korean marinade recipe.  I’ll post it Sunday.  I used the recipe just a few days ago on steak.  
    Stuart
    Burlington/Alamance County, NC
  • DainWDainW Posts: 149
    Ok so I haven tried this recipe yet and it’s for spares, but it’s pretty similar to a chicken wing recipe that I’ve done several times which is great. No reason it wouldn’t work for baby back. 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,476
    I have done this recipe before for Bulgogi and it was really good:
    https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/bulgogi

    I used thinly sliced ribeye and grilled it hot and fast using a grill topper (similar to pizza screen). 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,337


    I’m not a fan of the texture of store bought marinades, as they are usually artificially thickened. Flavor of homemade marinades always wins. 

    Google bulgogi or kalbi/galbi recipes. Serious Eats has pretty good recipes for both IIRC. Some recipes call for Asian pears as a tenderizer, but don’t worry about it if they aren’t readily available. 


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • DainW said:
    Ok so I haven tried this recipe yet and it’s for spares, but it’s pretty similar to a chicken wing recipe that I’ve done several times which is great. No reason it wouldn’t work for baby back. 

    Thanks, I always like Malcolm's stuff. 
    Your URL got messed up, but this is the right one:
    https://howtobbqright.com/2015/07/20/korean-bbq-spare-ribs/

    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • AppStateDDSAppStateDDS Posts: 100
    Here’s a recipe for a Korean marinade I more or less follow (can’t recall where it came from, and I can’t say if it’s “authentic”):

    5lbs beef short ribs
    1c brown sugar (applied directly to the ribs)
    1c soy
    1/2c water
    1/4c mirin
     1 small onion grated 
    1 small Asian pear grated 
    4T garlic 
    2T dark sesame oil
    1/4t black pepper
    2 green onions sliced thin (garnish) 

    Stuart
    Burlington/Alamance County, NC
  • RNhunterRNhunter Posts: 1
    Here is my personal recipe.  1/4 to 1/2 cup soy sauce.  4 or 5 tbs pure sesame oil.  Lots of chopped green onion.  2 bulbs garlic cloves chopped in food processor fresher is better.  3 tbs water.  Toasted sesame seed pulsed in spice grinder and whole sesame seed fir garnish.  3 tbs white sugar.  Pepper flakes or red chili powder if desired.  Marinate at least 24 hrs 48 is better.  Works on pork ribs, flank steak, and best on beef short ribs cut 1/2 inch thick.  Grill and enjoy eating
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