Prep 24 hrs
Cook 15 mins
This marinade originated in Korea. It is sweet and salty. Very satisfying and even people who won't eat take out will eat it if you call it something like 'hot jerky' or what ever.
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil or 1⁄2 cup sesame oil
- 2 cups soy sauce
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 1⁄2 cups toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons vinegar (apple cider or rice wine is best)
- 2 lbs beef, cut into strips (think beef jerky) or 2 lbs pork
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- minced scallion
- crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Mix all the above ingredients in a shallow dish and refrigerate over night. (if there isn't enough liquid add more soy sauce).
- Remove meat from the marinade. Barbeque or pan fry.
- Serve with rice, stir fried vegetables, and kimche.
I tried this for a dinner party and it was the most popular item on the menu. It had a very good flavor and was simple to prepare and cook. I would highly recommend it as everyone at the party commented on it (and every last piece was gone!).
If my boys can't get enough, you know this has got to be good! I sliced a small pork roast very thinly and let it marinate for two days (not intentionally, we went out to eat so put these on hold.) I didn't have scallions so added a bit of onion powder. Fried them in a pan at a fairly high heat so they would brown a bit. Angela, this is definitley a winner here!!!
F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! I made this marinade this afternoon and used it on tofu instead of meat and it was absolutely delicious!! My boyfriend who is suspicious of anything more authentically asian that sweet and sour chicken DEVOURED it! I used toasted flax seeds instead of sesame because that's what I had in the house and they gave it a great nutty flavor, mmmm... THANK YOU!