Korean Sesame-Grilled Beef / Bool Kogi

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 345


2 pounds beef tenderloin steaks, tips, or boneless sirloin
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons rice cooking wine, sake or sherry
2 tablespoons sesame oil, Asian (dark)
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 scallion, both white and green parts, trimmed and minced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
garlic kebabs, prepared through step 2
Asian Pear Dipping Sauce
1 head Romaine lettuce, separated into leaves, rinsed, and spun dry


1. If using tenderloin tips, butterfly them to obtain broad flat pieces of meat each should be about 4 inches long and wide and 1/4 inch thick. If using the sirloin, cut it across the grain into 1/4-inch slices. Whichever cut you use, pound the slices between two sheets of plastic wrap with the side of a cleaver or with a rolling pin to flatten them to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Place the meat in a large nonreactive baking dish and set aside while you prepare the marinade.

2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture over the meat in the baking dish and toss thoroughly to coat. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 1 to 2 hours.

3. Preheat the grill to high.

4. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Add the garlic kebabs (if using) to the hot grate and grill for 4 to 5 minutes. Then arrange the pieces of meat on the grate and grill, turning with tongs, until nicely browned on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Turn the garlic kebabs as the meat cooks. Transfer the meat to a platter when it is done and unwrap the garlic.

5. Pour the dipping sauce into 6 small bowls, one for each diner. To eat, take a piece of meat and a grilled garlic clove and wrap them in a lettuce leaf. Dip the leaf in the dipping sauce and eat at once.

Serves 6

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 345
Calories from Fat: 147

This Korean Sesame-Grilled Beef / Bool Kogi recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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