Daeji Bulgogi (Spicy Korean Pork Barbecue)

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Try this quick and simple Korean pork barbecue recipe for an outstanding Korean meal. The caramel notes of brown sugar balance the heat of sambal oelek and crushed red pepper.
4 servings


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1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sambal oelek or Thai chile paste
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray


Wrap pork in plastic wrap; freeze 1 1/2 hours or until firm. Remove plastic wrap; cut pork diagonally across grain into 1/16-inch-thick slices.

Combine pork, sugar, and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

Prepare grill.

Place a wire grilling basket on grill rack. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Place pork on grilling basket coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning frequently.

Created date

March 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 26.5 g
Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 471 mg
Calcium 16 mg