Boneless Wagyu Korean Short Ribs
- 1 Wagyu Beef Boneless Short Ribs
- 1 cup dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup rice wine, or dry sherry
- 1 white onion, roughly chopped
- 1 Asian pear, roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons minced ginger
- 2 tablespoons gochujang pepper paste
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Neutral oil, for grilling
- Prepare the short ribs: carefully trim excess silver skin and connective tissue from the outside of the ribs, but be mindful not to trim too much fat. Using a sharp slicing knife with a long blade, slice short ribs against the grain into ¼-inch slices. Note: to make even slicing easier, you can put the short ribs in the freezer for about 30 minutes beforehand.
- Make the marinade: in a blender combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, honey, rice wine, onion, Asian pear, garlic, ginger, gochujang, and pepper; puree until smooth. Set aside 1 cup of the marinade in a covered container.
- Place ribs in a non-reactive container and cover with the rest of the marinade, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Before cooking, remove ribs from the marinade, brushing off excess. Discard used marinade.
- When ready to cook, preheat a lightly-oiled gas or charcoal grill, or indoor grill pan, to high. In a small saucepan, heat reserved marinade over medium-high heat until reduced to a syrupy glaze, set aside.
- Grill ribs, brushing once with reserved glaze, until nicely charred, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove short ribs to cutting board to rest for a few minutes. Serve immediately with rice and kimchi, or your favorite steamed vegetables.
Recipe notes: For even more tender results, these short ribs can also be cooked sous vide. Follow steps 1 & 2. Then preheat an immersion circulator in a water bath to 138 degrees F. Place ribs into vacuum bags and divide marinade evenly among them, turning ribs to coat. Vacuum/seal bags. Place bags into the water bath and cook for 6 to 8 hours. Remove the short ribs from the bags and blot dry with paper towels (discard remaining marinade). Continue with step 4.