Kalbi-Style Short Ribs

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Author Notes: These spicy Korean barbecue style short ribs are perfect for summertime grilling.Cara Nicoletti

Serves 4 to 5

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 5 pounds kalbi-style short-ribs
  1. Whisk all of your marinade ingredients together (everything except the short ribs). Place short ribs in a large ziplock bag and pour marinade over them, making sure to coat all of the ribs. Allow them to marinate overnight.
  2. The next day, pat the ribs dry to avoid flare-ups. Grill them over high heat for 2 minutes on each side. You can also cook them in a super-hot pan, or stick them under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
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16 days ago Lizzie

Dear Ms. Nicoletti: The marinade makes an excellent tofu dish as well. I cut your recipe in half for one block of firm tofu. Searing the tofu gave it a wonderful caramelization, thanks to the coconut sugar I used. I really appreciate your sharing this terrific, versatile recipe. It's my new go-to. Thanks.

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10 months ago Ariette Coleman

Wow. Looks really delicious. I'm a big fan of steak so seeing this makes me crave for more. I have tried this recipe and it went well. Good thing, my culinary student brother was there to help me out. He also taught me another marinated recipe for steaks: Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl. Season it with salt and pepper. Try it. I'm telling you, it's worth the try. =)

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12 months ago Susan W

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Had these for dinner last night. Deliciously outstanding! I had extra marinade, so I am going to marinate chicken thighs and make bibimbap with it.

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12 months ago Susan W

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I can't wait to try this. Cara, are Kalbi style ribs the same as flanken ribs? That is what my local store calls them. They look like the ones in your photo. :0)

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12 months ago Cara Nicoletti

Cara is a butcher at The Meat Hook in Brooklyn, the blogger behind Yummybooks.com, and the author of Voracious, coming 2015.

Yes, exactly Susan! The ones in the picture are boneless, but they are SO delicious bone-in too. Let me know how they turn out!

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12 months ago Susan W

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Just walked next door and bought the ribs. They are bone-in, so I bought a lot!! :0) Serving them with the copycat recipe of Chipotle's lime and cilantro rice and watermelon. Yay summer!

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12 months ago ChefJune

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This recipe sounds wonderful, but how could it be a Community Pick already? It was just submitted last Wednesday, and it isn't the featured contest. If Cara Nicoletti is a "celebrity" contributor, then some notes on who she is would be helpful. I've never heard of her...

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12 months ago Cara Nicoletti

Cara is a butcher at The Meat Hook in Brooklyn, the blogger behind Yummybooks.com, and the author of Voracious, coming 2015.

Hi June,
I'm not sure how these things work, but I can tell you that I am not a "celebrity" contributor. I am a butcher. If you want to know more about me you can read my bio on the site.