Recipe for: Korean BBQ Pork

Korean BBQ Pork
1/3 cup mirin
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs Asian sesame oil
1 Tbs sesame seeds, lightly toasted and finely ground
2 Tbs minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
2 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 Tbs minced fresh ginger
1 Tbs Asian hot sauce (Siracha, sambal, or chile sauce)
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
2 pounds boneless center-cut pork loin, sliced 1/2 inch thick and pounded 1/3 inch thick
vegetable oil, for the grill
1 large head of red-leaf or green-leaf lettuce, leaves separated
3 baby bok choy, bottoms chopped off and split into individual leaves
hot sauce, rice, ponzu with sliced scallions & kimchi for serving


Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 4


Dinner, Grilling, Pork, Asian


1. In a sealable plastic bag combine the mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, scallions, ginger, hot sauce, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Add the slices of pork loin and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate the pork for 8 to 24 hours.

2. Light a grill and lightly brush the grate with vegetable oil. Grill the marinated pork over a medium-hot fire until it is golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.  At the same time add the bok choy to the grill.   Transfer the grilled pork to 1 end of a platter and arrange the lettuce leaves on the other end. Serve the pork with suggested condiments.

*Marinate pork the night before.