These finger lickin' ribs are so easy to grill or broil, and they're amazingly delicious thanks to a flavorful marinade. The ribs are cut across the bone flanken-style, and have more the appearance of thin steaks than traditional short ribs. The Korean name for this recipe is Kalbi or Galbi, depending on who you ask. It's no wonder these incredibly succulent ribs are now surging in popularity in the U.S.
In fact, my son T-Man, has told me that I no longer need to ask him what to make when he's coming home for dinner--I can assume he wants Korean food, and especially these ribs. That's how much he loves them. Other favorite Korean recipes are my Korean Spicy Pork and Korean Beef Bulgogi.
These are so easy to make, and they cook fast since the cut is thin. Simply marinate the meat in my Everyday Korean Marinade and Sauce, cook them in less than 10 minutes over a hot grill or under the broiler, and they're ready to eat.
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients.
Step 2. Arrange the ribs in a large dish/pan, pour on the marinade (reserving some of it to drizzle over the cooked ribs and steamed rice). Make sure all sides of the ribs are evenly coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and as long as overnight. If you have time, for the best flavor start the ribs marinating the day or morning before you'll be cooking them.
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The ribs may also be marinated inside a large Ziploc bag, if you prefer.
Step 3. When it's time to cook, heat your grill (or oven broiler) and get it hot. Shake off any excess liquid as you remove the ribs from the marinade, and cook them on each side for 3-4 minutes.
They should be browned on the outside, yet still juicy and slightly pink on the inside. The sugar in the marinade insures good browning and caramelizing. But, keep a close watch to avoid burning and flare-ups.
Done! So easy. Arrange the ribs on a platter and scatter them with chopped green onions. Let them rest for 5 minutes before eating.
Serve the reserved marinade/sauce in a bowl on the side. It can be drizzled over the ribs and/or steamed rice. Good stuff!
They are so incredibly succulent. Yum.
To reheat leftover ribs (in the unlikely case that there are leftovers): Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, arrange ribs on a baking sheet in a single layer, heat uncovered 8-10 minutes, just until heated through.
Make it a Yummy day!