Saturday, March 5, 2011


I think the year was 1979, a long time ago, when my Italian sister-in-law gave me this wonderful Korean recipe for Bulgogi.  We have been making it ever since and every time we still love it as much as the time before.  Doing some research, I find that there are many ways to marinate the beef and different ways to cook it.  We have always done it the same way and see no reason to change.

We served the Bulgogi along side with brown rice and stir-fried pea pods picked up at the farmer's market that morning.  You can make this as hot as you like.  It is the oriental marinade that makes it taste so good.

from the Kitchen of Schnitzel and the Trout by way of Josette

2 pounds of steak -  always have used sirloin
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 chopped scallions
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

By putting the beef into the freezer for a short time, you will be able to get it frozen enough to make cutting, long, thin slices easier.  Slice the beef into long strips and as thin as possible.

Put the marinade into a zip-loc bag and add the beef strips.  Mix it all around by kneading the closed bag.  Refrigerate anywhere from 4 hours to overnight.  I think the longer the better and more tender.

Thread the beef strips onto skewer rods, keeping it tight, not too loose.  We have long rods and can usually fill 4 rods with this amount of meat.  Bamboo sticks will just not hold the weight of the meat. 

Place the skewers on the grill and turn as they cook, about 10 minutes or so. 


  1. I really think you two have missed your calling. You should of been famous chefs, owning your own "resturants" and making your millions!!! LOL

    Seriously, your dishes are amazing, makes me hungry everytime I visit, Pat too!


  2. Thanks for the recipe Susan. This looks so good, I think even my picky husband will like it.

  3. I haven't made this for years - don't even know if I still have a recipe. I remember that we enjoyed it a lot, so I'll have to give it a try again.

  4. Susan, this sounds perfect for the grilling weather we are enjoying off and on right now! Thank you so much. I think oriental marinades on beef are wonderful!

  5. I can taste this with my eyes! And imagine the aroma. Such a simple preparation but I know it's delicious. I've just added the beef to my grocery list.


  6. I am so jealous of your fresh pea pods! This sounds like a delightful meal that I'd love to try to recreate.

  7. What a delicious meal, Susan. It won't be too long until I get my BBQ out of storage and pea pods start showing up at the local farmers market.

  8. Sounds interesting.

    We loved the lentils but I think I was a little heavy handed with the cayenne LOL. Lucky we like hot food :) Diane

  9. I've never heard of these. How fun to see something new. They sound wonderful.

  10. I think one of teh best things about being a food Blogger is discovering New recipe. This one sounds like something my family would love; I just have to keep it; thank you.

  11. Susan,

    This sounds wonderful. I gain weight just reading all the food blogs. LOL. Got everything today for corned beef and cabbage. We are going to a friend's for dinner on St. Patrick's Day but I will make it for us on Friday because we love the leftovers!


  12. I always add just a little sriracha sauce to my bulgogi marinade, gives it a great kick :)

  13. Great recipe, Susan. I've never heard of this but will put it on my to do list. It looks and sounds delicious!

  14. Never heard of it before, Susan! But I love those flavors. You always post such interesting recipes!