Spicy Bulgogi Marinated Pork
This comes from the author of the Eating and Living blog, a Korean-American mom with some great recipes. The contrast between the spicy meat and the crisp cool lettuce leaves is just delicious and fun. I can buy the meat sliced for bulgogi at my local Korean market, but if you don't have one of those handy, you might want to partially freeze your meat, which will help you slice it very thin. I like to serve this with rice. Prep time does not include marinating time.
- Ready In:
- 1 lb pork belly or 1 lb pork shoulder, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 -3 green onions, roughly chopped
- boston lettuce or romaine lettuce, leaves separated and washed
- 3 tablespoons gochujang korean red chili paste
- 1 tablespoon korean red chili pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine or 2 tablespoons mirin
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Mix together all of the marinade ingredients well.
- Add the meat, onion and green onions and mix well so that all of the meat is coated. Let marinate for at least an hour.
- Heat a grill pan or a skillet over medium high heat and add the pork slices, cooking until it the pork is cooked through and slightly caramelized, turning once. (Do this in batches if necessary - do not crowd the pan).
- Serve with lettuce leaves. - wrap the pork morsels in a lettuce leaf and enjoy!
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Love the bold and vibrant flavors of this dish! I had every intention of wrapping it with iceberg lettuce leaves that I had in the fridge, but someone (daughter and hubs) decided to use it on a salad! Rather, I topped it on top of some fried rice that I had made which went perfectly. Used pork tenderloin and it came out sooo-very tender and moist. What a great meal this made for us tonight! Thank you, duonyte, for sharing. Made it for Players Favorites - 5 Star Gems tag game.