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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Spicy Pork Bulgogi)

Spicy Korean pork bulgogi marinated in a gochujang primarily based sauce with a lot of recent garlic and ginger! Nice as a simple stir-fry dinner or for outside grilling.

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Jeyuk bokkeum (제육볶음), aka dweji bulgogi (돼지불고기), is a spicy marinated pork. It’s one other extremely standard Korean BBQ dish. Jeyuk means pork, and bokkeum means stir-fry. It’s my son’s absolute favourite! He loves fatty pork and spicy meals, which makes this dish excellent for him. Nice to your outside grilling or a simple stir-fry dinner!

Find out how to make spicy pork bulgogi

The meat 

Though any reduce of pork can be utilized for this dish, pork shoulder or butt with some fats works finest. I generally add sliced pork stomach to accentuate the pork taste. You will discover pre-sliced pork bulgogi meat at Korean markets. If slicing the meat at dwelling, partially freeze it for about an hour earlier than slicing.

The marinade

Not like its beef counterpart, which is historically marinated in a soy sauce primarily based sauce, pork is extra generally marinated in a spicy gochujang primarily based sauce with a lot of recent garlic and ginger. The spicy marinade works rather well with fatty pork. It’s spicy however not overly spicy. And you may all the time regulate the warmth stage to your style. Jeyuk bokkeum is often made with a mix of gochujang and gochugaru. You possibly can omit gochugaru if you happen to prefer it much less spicy or add extra to make it spicier.

Plenty of recent garlic and ginger are essential to this recipe! They assist cut back porky odor and add subsequent stage flavors to the dish.

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I additionally use grated apple so as to add an acidic candy taste to the marinade. The apple works rather well with the pork. Korean plum syrup (maesil cheong) can be good if accessible. Use 2 tablespoons for this recipe as an alternative of grated apple. In both case, it’s good to have, however will be omitted.

The thinly sliced meat doesn’t take lengthy to marinate.  All you want is about half-hour.

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The pork will be both grilled over open hearth or pan-fried. In Korean properties, it’s often pan fried, therefore the identify jeyuk bokkeum (stir-fried pork). Preheat the pan, add the meat, fry in a skillet over medium excessive warmth till the liquid is nearly gone and the meat is barely caramelized.

You may also stir-fry it with extra greens, similar to chili peppers, bell peppers, mushrooms, and so forth.

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Find out how to serve spicy pork BBQ

You possibly can actually take pleasure in this dish merely with a bowl of rice and different aspect dishes. However, it’s so scrumptious wrapped in some leafy greens similar to crimson or inexperienced leaf lettuce and/or perilla leaves (kkaennip, 깻잎)  together with ssamjang (쌈장). Crown daisy (ssukgat, 쑥갓) is a good vegetable so as to add to your wraps, if accessible.

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Extra pork recipes

Maekjeok (doenjang marinated prok)
Dubu kimchi (tofu with stir-fried kimchi and pork)
Bossam (boiled pork ribs)
Dwaeji galbi (grilled pork ribs)
Sluggish cooker pork ribs

Watch how you can make it

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Jeyuk Bokkeum (or Spicy Pork Bulgogi)

Principal Course

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 10 minutes

Marinating time: 1 hour

Complete Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Print Recipe

This recipe was initially posted in Might 2010. I’ve up to date right here with new photographs, extra info and minor enhancements to the recipe. 

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