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Steak Bulgogi with Cucumber-Apple Pickles

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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Creating Korean BBQ at home is very easy: a simple cucumber-apple pickle comes together in no time and a bulgogi marinade can be made with pantry items.

1HR 50MIN

Total Cooking Time

18

Ingredients
Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
Korean-Style Steak
1/4 cup
Mirin
1 Tbsp
Light Corn Syrup
Brown Sugar or Maple Syrup
1 1/2 Tbsp
Finely Chopped Scallions
white and pale green parts
1 Tbsp
Sambal Oelek
1 Tbsp
peeled beforehand
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
1/2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar
1
(10 oz)
Skirt Steak , thinly sliced
up to 20 oz
Hanger Steak, Ribeye or Strip Steak
Cucumber-Apple Pickles
2 cups
Kirby Cucumbers
1 1/4 tsp
Kosher Salt
1
Granny Smith Apple
2 cups
Water
1/3 cup
Rice Vinegar
Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp
Thinly Sliced Fresh Ginger
peeled beforehand
1 pinch
Korean Chili Flakes
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
(optional)
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Directions

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Step 1
Slice Japanese Cucumbers (2 cups) crosswise 1/8-inch thick and toss with Fine Sea Salt (1 1/4 tsp) . Let stand 30 minutes, then rinse well and squeeze out excess liquid with your hands.
Step 2
Halve the Fuji Apple (1) half lengthwise and cut out core. With a mandoline or sharp knife, slice crosswise 1/8-inch thick. Set the other half aside for later.
Step 3
Toss the apple with cucumbers and Water (2 cups) , Rice Vinegar (1/3 cup) , Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp) , Granulated Sugar (1/4 cup) , and Korean Chili Flakes (1 pinch) . Marinate, chilled, turning occasionally, for 1 day, or just eat immediately. No need to marinate these cucumbers and apple slices for very long.
Step 4
With the other half of the granny smith apple, peel and grate 2 tablespoons of it.
Step 5
Whisk together Mirin (1/4 cup) , grated Apple, Soy Sauce (2 Tbsp) , Light Corn Syrup (1 Tbsp) , Scallions (1 1/2 Tbsp) , Gochujang (1 Tbsp) , Fresh Ginger (1 Tbsp) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Sesame Oil (1/2 Tbsp) , and Rice Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 6
Add Skirt Steak (1) . Cover and chill overnight. If you can’t marinate overnight, try for at least an hour.
Step 7
Meanwhile, prepare barbecue (high heat) or place a cast iron skillet or a stainless steel skillet over high heat. Remove sliced steak from marinade, place on a plate or in a colander, and pat dry with paper towels.
Step 8
Cook steaks for about 1 minute or less per side. Transfer to a platter. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve with the cucumbers.

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