Summer Korean Barbecue: Short Rib Beef in Plum Wine Ginger Soy Sauce Marinade

Summer Korean Barbecue: Short Rib Beef in Plum Wine Ginger Soy Sauce Marinade

Normally, in Korean barbecue, sake, along with soy sauce, is used to marinade the beef.  In my recipe, I replaced sake with delicious Chinese plum wine.  The meat comes out with a perfect balance of a little sweet and savory.  Paired with refreshing red lettuce and shredded carrot, your summer barbecue will be out of this world.

Ingredients:

  • Short Rib Beef (1.5 – 2 lbs., thinly sliced)
  • Red Lettuce
  • Carrot (1 piece, shredded)

Marinade:

  • Plum Wine (1 1/4 cups)
  • Soy Sauce (1/3 of a cup)
  • Honey or Sugar (1/4 of a cup)
  • Ginger (about 4 inches)
  • Non-flavored Oil like Grapeseed (3 tablespoons)

Ingredients you will need:

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Instructions:

1) Peel ginger and slice into small chunky pieces.

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2) In a bowl, add plum wine and sugar.  With a spoon, mix sugar into plum wine, so all of the sugar dissolves into the plum wine.  Then add soy sauce, oil, and ginger.  Stir to mix all of the ingredients.

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3) In a large Ziploc bag, place beef and add marinade.  Before you close, make sure there is no air in bag.  Place Ziploc bag with beef and marinade in a glass container to capture any leaking liquid, and place in refrigerator for the beef to marinade between 12-24 hours.  The longer the beef marinades, the better it will taste.

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4) After beef has marinaded in refrigerator for 12-24 hours, the beef will turn more brownish in color.  Now it’s ready for grilling.

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5) Get your indoor or outdoor grill hot.  With a brush, I rub a little oil on my indoor grill.  Place beef and cook on each side until you get the beautiful grill lines on the beef.

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6) Wash lettuce.

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7) Peel carrot. With a shredder tool, shred carrot.

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8) On a plate, place a red lettuce.  Place a piece of grilled beef on lettuce and some shredded carrot on top.

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Serves about 4.

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