There is just something about pork smothered in spicy, sweet sauce, grilled over fire. The combination of fire grilled smokiness, mild pork, and honey-like spicy sauce is irresistible.
Lately, I have been craving dwaeji bulgogi 돼지불고기 (grilled korean spicy pork) ssambap 쌈밥 (lettuce wrap). Sometimes dwaeji bulgogi is called dwaeji bokkeum 돼지볶음, especially when it is pan-fried rather than grilled over fire – but the preparation and marinade is the same for both.
You will need to go to the market – preferably a Korean market – and get a few things:
Recipe: Dwaeji Bulgogi (Grilled Korean Spicy Pork)
Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Category: Featured, Korean Recipes, Top Posts, Top Posts - Winter
Servings: servings for 4-6 adults
Great garlicky spicy pork dish for Korean food lovers
Finely chop or mince the garlic (and ginger if desired)
Mix gochujang, Korean rice syrup, fish sauce, cooking wine, and sugar (if desired) in a separate bowl
Put all the ingredients in a big mixing bowl and start working them in
Cover with plastic wrap and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
Grill over fire or pan-fry the pork and serve
I have been experimenting with fish sauce, the 'Viet Huong' brand with the 3-crab-mark, in a lot of my dishes recently. The results have been a mixture of fantastic and blah... This recipe happens to be one of the 'Oh! My God!!!' goodness variety.
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