3 Big Flavor Korean Marinades

April 26, 2017

It’s more than a bag, it’s a tasty flavor infuser! Skip the mess and amp up the flavor, fast, with a Ziploc® brand storage bag. Combine one of these 3 easy marinades and your family’s favorite meat and veggies. Prep ahead so that every bite is bursting with bold Korean flavors, and dinner is sure to be a big hit!

1. Gochujang Marinade Recipe

Marinade
Marinade

Ingredients

  •   
  • 2
    small onions, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • ½
    (120 ml) cup soy sauce
  • ½
    cup (120 ml) gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
  • 1
    tsp (5 ml) rice vinegar
  • ¼
    cup (60 ml) sesame oil
  • ¼
    (55 g) cup brown sugar

Directions:

  • 1 Combine the ingredients in a Ziploc® brand slider storage bag.
  • 2 Add your favorite protein (we used chicken legs) and vegetables (we used carrots, green onion, green pepper and pineapple), seal the bag and shake to coat.
  • 3 Place in the refrigerator to marinate - anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, for maximum “mmm.”
  • 4 Grill or stir fry and serve with noodles or rice.

    TIP

    Ziploc® brand slider storage bags stand upright for easy filling – the expandable bottom opens into a flat base.

2. Bulgogi Marinade Recipe

Marinade
Marinade
Add traditional Korean BBQ flavor to this easy, weeknight stir fry or use the same recipe for your next backyard cookout

Ingredients

  •   
    Ziploc® brand slider storage bag
  • 1
    small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1
    ripe pear, peeled and cored
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ½
    inch (1½ cm) piece ginger
  • 1
    tbsp (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 2
    tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
  • 2
    tbsp (30 g) brown sugar
  • tsp (1 g) black pepper
  • ½
    carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1
    scallion, sliced

Directions:

  • 1 Make a puree of the onion, pear, garlic and ginger in a food processor or using a grater.
  • 2 Transfer puree to a Ziploc® brand slider storage bag and add remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Add your favorite protein (we used firm tofu) and vegetables (we used red pepper, snap peas, mushrooms and onion), seal the bag and shake to coat.
  • 4 Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • 5 Stir fry or grill and serve with noodles or rice.

3. Yangnyeomjang Marinade Recipe

Marinade
Marinade
This spicy Korean seasoning sauce works great as a marinade for beef. For tougher cuts of meat, marinate longer – up to overnight.

Ingredients

  •   
    Ziploc® brand seal top storage bag
  • ¼
    cup (60 ml) soy sauce
  • tbsp (20 ml) sesame oil
  • 1
    tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1
    tsp (5 ml) honey
  • 1
    tbsp (12 g) gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes)
  • 1
    tbsp (12 g) toasted sesame seeds
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1
    scallion, chopped

Directions

  • 1 Combine the ingredients in a Ziploc® brand seal top storage bag.
  • 2

    Add your favorite protein (we used thinly sliced beef) and vegetables (we used onions and garlic), seal the bag and shake to coat.

  • 3 Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • 4 Cook over a grill or stir fry and serve topped with sliced scallion and toasted sesame seeds.