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July 19 2012

Korean Barbecue Beef Marinade

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    2 1/2 pounds rib eye beef, thinly sliced
    2 tablepoons soy sauce
    2 teaspoons sesame oil
    2 teaspoons crushed garlic
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 tablespoon rice wine (sake)
    Pinch of black pepper
    1/2 piece of fresh kiwi, juiced in a blender

Trim the fat off the beef with a knife. Distribute the sugar evenly on the beef by sprinkling it on each piece. Allow beef to sit for 10 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar, sake, and black pepper. Put aside.

Massage the beef with the kiwi juice using your hands. The kiwi works as a tenderizer. Add the soy sauce mixture and mix. Allow the beef to marinate for 10 minutes. Because the beef is thin, it doesn't require a long marinating time. Now it is ready to be barbecued. Ideal if grilled over smoked wood but just as good in a frying pan or skillet. Cook until browned, being careful not to overcook.