Daeji Bulgogi (Spicy Korean Pork Barbecue)

Daeji Bulgogi (Spicy Korean Pork Barbecue)


  • 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.

    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.
  • Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 205
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 29%
Fat per serving: 6.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 26.5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 8.9g
Fiber per serving: 0.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 80mg
Iron per serving: 1.6mg
Sodium per serving: 471mg
Calcium per serving: 16mg