Bulgogi (Korean BBQ beef)

Bulgogi (Korean BBQ beef)

Bulgogi is one of the best loved dishes in Korean cuisine. The sweet and salty soy sauce marinade adds a real depth of flavour and makes the beef incredibly tender. Cook in a pan or on a barbecue to add smokiness
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place the beef in the freezer for 30-40 minutes to firm up which will make it easier to slice. Add the garlic, apple, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and ground black pepper to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Step 2

    Slice the beef into wafer thin strips, across the grain and put in a bowl with the onion and spring onion. Add the marinade and mix – this is best done by hand to make sure the sauce is fully mixed into the beef.
  3. Step 3

    Oil a cast iron griddle pan with the vegetable oil using a pastry brush and place over a high heat. When hot, spread the beef and onions evenly over the top of the griddle using a pair of tongs, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through and the beef starts to caramelise.
  4. Step 4

    Serve immediately with freshly steamed rice and lettuce leaves to wrap, garnishing with sesame seeds and sliced spring onions.