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Dwaeji Kalbi (Sweet and Spicy Korean Pork Barbecue)

This delicious barbecue  is very easy to do even more so if you use the marinade powder (that's where I "discovered" this delicious Korean dish), but making it from scratch using a mini food processor or blender makes it almost as easy as opening a packet of  marinade mix.
5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course, Sweet and Spicy
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people



  • Sprinkle brown sugar over pork and mix well to evenly coat.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes while preparing marinade.
  • In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
  • Transfer pork into a large sealable freezer bag. 
  • Add marinade, press out excess air from bags, and seal.
  • Turn bag over several times to ensure beef is evenly coated.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour (for pork cutlets/tenderloin) but preferably overnight (especially if using spare ribs).
  • Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-hot.
  • Drain excess marinade off meat.
  • Grill pork, turning once, to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced green onions, if desired.
  • Serve whole pieces as a main course or cut into smaller pieces, using kitchen shears, for a starter or party nibble.
Keyword dwaeji kalbi, korean barbecue, korean pork, pork barbecue, spicy pork, sweet and spicy, sweet pork
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