Last evening was another great evening for grilling out here, so out of my stockpile of outdoor recipes I chose to make bulgogi (Korean-style marinated, grilled steak). Easy to prepare, this recipe take a little bit of planning ahead, because the meat marinates (in a wonderful, Korean-style barbecue sauce) for about an hour. I hope you’ll try it!
1 lb beef flank steak, scored very lightly with a sharp knife on both sides, in a crisscross pattern
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 bunch scallions (white and light green parts), minced (reserve dark green parts for garnish)
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 Tbsp peeled fresh ginger, finely grated
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds.
Combine soy sauce mixture with meat in a plastic bag (such as a freezer bag), seal and move bag around so that the meat is well-coated with the marinade. Let marinate in the refrigerator for an hour. Remove from fridge and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes prior to grilling.
When grill is very hot, gill steak for 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
Transfer steak to a cutting board, cover with foil and let stand for about 5 minutes. Slice beef thinly across the grain (1/8 to 1/4-inch thick). Serve with kimchi, white or brown rice and a green vegetable. Garnish with sliced scallions and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.