Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

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    1 hour 22 minutes

    This is a fantastic Korean way of preparing barbecued beef called bulgogi. It is eaten with the fingers and the sauce is fantastic!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 750g beef steak
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) rice wine
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon hot chilli paste
    • 8 spring onions, chopped into 1 inch pieces
    • 1 cup butter lettuce

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour22min 

    1. Slice beef with the grain into long strips, about 4cm wide, and place into a bowl. Stir together the soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, pepper and chilli paste in a small bowl.
    2. Pour one third of this mixture over the beef, and toss to coat. Marinate at least one hour at room temperature, or longer in the refrigerator. Simmer the remaining sauce and the spring onions in a small saucepan for one minute before pouring into a serving dish to cool.
    3. Wash and dry the lettuce and trim off any large stems. Gently flatten the leaves with the side of a cleaver or large knife. Arrange on a serving dish.
    4. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.
    5. Place grate 8cm over the coals. Cook the meat to desired doneness, about three minutes per side for medium rare. Slice against the grain into thin strips.
    6. To serve, each diner places some beef and sauce into a lettuce leaf, folds it into a bundle and eats it with their fingers.

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