Easy Korean Bulgogi
In this quick and easy version of the popular Korean dish, a soy sauce and sesame oil dressing is brushed on the steak while it is cooking. On evenings when you have more time, you can double the amount of dressing and use it to marinate the beef for at least 15 minutes before grilling.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 4 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Asian dark sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 pounds beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
Preheat the grill. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar.
Arrange the beef on the hottest part of the grill. Brush with the dressing.
Grill the beef, turning occasionally and basting with the dressing, until it is cooked, about 8 minutes.
While the steak is grilling, toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium-low heat, shaking the pan continually, until the seeds turn golden and have a nutty flavor (about 5 minutes). Pour the seeds over the steak
Let the steak rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut into thin strips. Serve with salad greens.
Traditionally, bulgogi is served with a number of side dishes, including sticky rice, green onions, and lettuce for wrapping up the cooked meat. Condiments include a dipping sauce made with Asian sesame oil and salt, soybean paste, and spicy Korean pepper paste.