BBQ is very popular in the summer but sometimes you may just feel like to have a bit of meat but at the same time, do not want the hazzle of setting up the BBQ. Then what would you do? I have an electric party grill which serves perfectly my need: last week, I had a very nice Korean BBQ in our garden terrace.
Another point is if you are tired of the traditional marinated BBQ meat, you should try the Korean BBQ . I learnt some great marinades from Home Cooking Diary, if you have tried Korean BBQ in a restaurant, you would find Peter’s recipes taste just like those in the Korean restaurants. They are so easy to prepare that you can prepare in advance, the day before, leave them overnight and cook them the following day. This is also ideal to invite a few friends over for a small dinner party, they will certainly be impressed.
I actually had Korean BBQ for two dinners in a row as they were so good, esp when I cannot find a Korean restaurant in my surroundings. The first night I had Korean Beef BBQ and the second night, I had Korean Chicken BBQ as I found the marinade sauce can be resued for one more time.
Ingredients for basic chicken marinade:
- 2-3 boneless chicken thighs cut into pieces
- teriyaki sauce (you can find this even in normal supermarket these days)
- a few cloves minced garlic
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- chili powder or chili flakes (optional)
For a more advanced marinade, Peter suggests on top of the above, you can add grated pear and onion. I will surely try next time and give you some feedback.
It’s a little difficult to describe exactly the quantity of the amount you need for the marinade as it depends the amount of meat you use and your taste. The above is just a rough guidance. For full recipes, please click the links below:
- Korean Marinated Chicken BBQ
- Korean Marinated Beef BBQ
To accompany, I prepared a simple refreshing salad with our own garden tomatoes and lettuce and Italian dressing.
You can also grill some vegetables such as onion, mushrooms, courgettes, etc.
I also like eating with a piece of lettuce, a small piece of raw garlic around the cooked meat.