Korean BBQ Beef with a Dipping Sauce Korean BBQ Beef with a Dipping Sauce

Korean BBQ Beef with a Dipping Sauce

An Korean inspired recipe featuring sirloin or rump steaks marinated in oriental flavours and served with a dipping sauce made with pears, spring onions, light soy sauce, rice wine, chilli sauce and sesame oil

prep time
20 mins

cook time
10 minutes

serves
8 people

  • Energy

    191kcal

  • Fat

    6.9g

  • Saturates

    2.2g

  • Carbs

    8g

  • Sugars

    7.5g

  • Fibre

    1.6g

  • Protein

    21.5g

  • Salt

    2.5g

Ingredients

  • 675g/1½lb lean sirloin or rump steaks
  • 1 x 2.5cm/1inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 60ml/4tbsp light soy sauce
  • 45ml/3tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
  • 15ml/1tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 10ml/2tsp caster sugar
  • 15ml/1tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • For the Dipping Sauce

  • :1 small Asian or dessert pear, peeled and roughly chopped or 2 canned pear halves in fruit juice, drained and roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 60ml/4tbsp light soy sauce
  • 45ml/3tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
  • 15ml/1tbsp sesame oil
  • 30-60ml/2-4tbsp hot chilli sauce
  • To serve

  • :2-3 little gem lettuce, rinsed, drained and dried
  • 2 red chilli peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced lengthways
  • Extra toasted sesame seeds

Method

  1. Place the marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend together until smooth. Transfer to a non-metallic dish, add the steaks and coat on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or if time allows, overnight.
  2. To prepare the dipping sauce; place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend together until smooth. Spoon into a serving dish and refrigerate until required. The sauce can be prepared 24 hours in advance.
  3. Remove any excess marinade from the steaks and cook on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated grill according to your preference. Transfer to a warm plate to rest for 1-2 minutes then slice on the diagonal.
  4. Arrange the steaks strips on a large serving platter, garnished with extra sesame seeds. Serve with the dipping sauce, lettuce and chillies.
  5. Eat by wrapping a few strips of the steak in a lettuce leaf, garnish with the chilli and dip in the sauce before eating.