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Korean marinade for pork, beef or chicken
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Fast Korean Pork w/ Quick Korean Marinade

A fast and easy Korean inspired marinade for beef, pork or chicken. Slightly adapted from Bon Appetit, November, 2015.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia


  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon peeled grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lb. boneless short ribs boneless pork loin, hanger steak or chicken, sliced into very thin strips
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt to season
  • 3 scallions or green onions thinly sliced


  • In a large bowl or zip-lock bag mix first 7 ingredients; applesauce to sesame oil. Add meat.
  • Allow to meat to marinate a minimum of 30 minutes at room temperature or up to 8 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Lightly season meat with salt, and add meat, in small batches, cook in a single layer without moving, until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through and crisp at edges, about 2 minutes longer.
  • Serve with sliced green onions.