With the weather warming up it’s nice to get out and do some cooking on the grill and this Korean style grilled flank steak is a great way to kick the season off! Bulgogi is a Korean dish where meat is marinated in a sweet and salty sauce before being cooked. The meat is typically cut thinly before being marinated and cooked and this version is a little different in that the full flank steak is marinated, cooked and then sliced thinly. Bulgogi marinades often include a fruit, like an apple, pear, kiwi, etc, to help add a natural sweetness and in the summer I enjoy using pineapple which also adds a nice tanginess! This recipe is as simple as making the marinade, marinating the flank (or skirt) steak before grilling and slicing (after letting it rest for a few minutes). The marinade also makes for a tasty sauce to drizzle over the cooked and sliced steak so I like make extra, half for marinating and half for drizzling!
Korean Style Grilled Flank Steak
Quick and easy Korean style, bulgogi, flank steak grilled to perfection!
- 1 cup pineapple, coarsely chopped
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced/grated
- 1 inch ginger, minced/grated
- 2 green onions, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup gochujang (optional)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 pounds flank steak
- Puree the pineapple, onion. garlic, ginger, green onion, soy sauce, gochujang, brown sugar, sesame oil in a blender or food processor until smooth, and marinate the steak in the puree, in a fridge, for 2-8 hours.
- Shake off the excess marinade and grill over medium-high heat until cooked to the desired level of doneness, about 3-5 minutes per side.
- Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain and enjoy!
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