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Korean Barbecue Marinade

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 5 cups
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  • MAKE-AHEAD

Bill Kim's mother makes a version of this marinade for her bulgogi, thinly sliced Korean-style short ribs, but Kim also loves it with meaty portobello mushrooms.

  1. 1/2 small onion, halved
  2. 1/2 Asian pear, cored and quartered
  3. 1 small kiwi, peeled and quartered
  4. 8 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  5. 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
  6. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  8. 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  9. 3/4 cup soy sauce
  10. 1 1/2 cups water
  1. In a blender, puree all of the ingredients until smooth.
Make Ahead Refrigerate for up to 3 days.