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Bulgogi Marinade

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Ingredients of Bulgogi
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This is the traditional marinade recipe for Korean Bulgogi, which is a marinated steak cut into strips and served up on lettuce leaves or rice. This is also a great marinade for any cut of beef.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes about 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sake (or rice wine or sherry)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions (green onions), minced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Slightly heating the marinade may help it mix better.

Note: To toast sesame seeds place them in a hot saute pan and gently toss until they start to brown. This takes just a few seconds. Pour off into a bowl.

This marinade is used to make Bulgogi or Korean Sesame Beef. It can be served with a spicy dipping sauce.

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Bulgoki Marinade, Member AliceMcKean

We do our marinade a little different but really enjoy it for pork beef or chicken. We love it grilled love the over all flavor of this wonderful marinade. Alice

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