This is one of my favorite dishes in the entire world.
Last summer I vowed to create perfect galbi, so I decided to do a test. I found three marinade recipes off the web with good reviews and made them all. Then just placed a couple of ribs in each marinade, let them sit for a full two days, and did a side-by-side comparison of each one. The result: they were all yummy and really similar haha!
So after that, I essentially just chose my favorite elements in each marinade and this recipe is the result. These beautiful things are what I’ve been making for the past year and they are deeeelish. Promise.
P.S. Giveaway going on here.
- 1-2 lbs L.A.-style short ribs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tbsp mirin*
- 1/4 small onion, pureed
- 1/2 Fuji apple, peeled and pureed
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- pinch pepper
- chopped green onion + sesame seeds for garnish (opt.)
Spread the brown sugar all over your ribs and let them sit for at least 10 minutes.
Create your marinade by combining the soy sauce, water, mirin, pureed onion, pureed apple, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and pepper. Pour it into a large ziploc bag and add your ribs. Let marinate in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
Turn your grill to medium heat. Once hot, grill the ribs for about 3 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds (opt.), and enjoy with rice and kimchi!
*Mirin can be found in the Asian section of the grocery store, along with everything else on the ingredient list. Or I’ve also bought it in liquor stores.