Korean Style Spicy Steak

Are you tired of boring grilled meats? Are you in the mood for something robust and with enough flavor to smack you in the face, waking you up from your boring food days? I thought so. You have come to the right place. Lately, I find myself getting bored with the routine meals of chicken and beef so I have been looking to eat something amazing.

I am a big fan of seafood and more “exotic” meats (believe it or not but some people consider lamb an extravagance). Yet, I find myself quickly gravitating back to beef and chicken. The fact they are readily available and often on sale at the grocery doesn’t hurt, either.

Don’t get me wrong, I could eat my weight in seafood but preparing seafood is a hassle. The other problem is most grocery stores really don’t carry fresh seafood which means I have to go to a specialty fish store/fishmonger and pay a premium price for two fillets or whatever else I am in the mood for. There is a time and place that requires a long drive and perhaps half a day’s salary when procuring seafood but not random days of the week.

That is why I have been playing around with marinating and grilling meats. Grilling season is almost here and depending on where some of you live, grilling season has already started. It’s no surprising that marinating any type of meat and then grilling it yields incredible results.

In fact, marinating and grilling meat was one of the original commandments.

The eleventh commandment was “thou shalt marinate and grill your meat to achieve true awesomeness”. True story, ask any theology expert.

True awesomeness is easily achievable when you play around with flavors of other countries. Mixing spices and herbs from across the world and then putting them into your marinade will send your mouth into a happy dance frenzy. If your tongue could dance, of course.

For whatever reason, I am on a Korean and Thai food kick which got me on this long rant about marinating and grilling meat. If you have ever had Korean BBQ you know what I mean, and don’t even get me started on Thai food, A M A Z I N G. What I enjoy most about Korean food is its simplicity. You take a couple of ingredients, put them together then you grill the meat and serve over a bed of steamed rice, veggies, or noodles.

Nothing wild, nothing fancy, but holy crap does Korean BBQ taste good.

The Korean style spicy steak recipe I developed for you is simple and it could easily be prepared several times during the week before you get bored. The marinade is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (with the exception of one or two) and if you want to switch out the meat you can substitute chicken. Before you try the marinade on chicken be sure to follow the recipe as is, you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Fiercefork said:

    Check your grocery store first. They may have an isle dedicated to international foods, sometimes Target or Walmart does too. If that doesn’t work you can always check out Amazon. Hope that helps.

  2. Fiercefork said:

    Hi Walt, yeah the Gochujang and Mirin might be hard to find depending on where you live. Try substituting the Gochujang with Sriracha and the Mirin with a mild Sake.