Korean Short Ribs (Galbi 갈비) | Pink Wings
This is one of my favorite dishes in the entire world.
Last summer I vowed to create perfect galbi, so I decided to do a test. I found three marinade recipes off the web with good reviews and made them all. Then just placed a couple of ribs in each marinade, let them sit for a full two days, and did a side-by-side comparison of each one. The result: they were all yummy and really similar haha!
So after that, I essentially just chose my favorite elements in each marinade and this recipe is the result. These beautiful things are what I've been making for the past year and they are deeeelish. Promise.

P.S. Giveaway going on here.


Korean Short Ribs (Galbi 갈비)

  • 1-2 lbs L.A.-style short ribs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp mirin*
  • 1/4 small onion, pureed
  • 1/2 Fuji apple, peeled and pureed
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • pinch pepper
  • chopped green onion + sesame seeds for garnish (opt.)

Directions:

Spread the brown sugar all over your ribs and let them sit for at least 10 minutes.

Create your marinade by combining the soy sauce, water, mirin, pureed onion, pureed apple, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and pepper. Pour it into a large ziploc bag and add your ribs. Let marinate in the fridge for 24-48 hours.

Turn your grill to medium heat. Once hot, grill the ribs for about 3 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds (opt.), and enjoy with rice and kimchi!


*Mirin can be found in the Asian section of the grocery store, along with everything else on the ingredient list. Or I've also bought it in liquor stores.

Shout out to the three recipes I originally tested: Maangchi, Food Network, and Maangchi's Spicy Pork.

Linking with Foodie Fri, Frugal Fri, Weekend Re-Treat

73 comments

  1. great, have a nice day :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, that looks so good! My stomach actually growled the second I saw that picture. LOL!

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    1. haha you're too funny. I can't get enough of this stuff. I make it at home all the time but I also buy it at L&L sometimes oops!

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  3. Oh my gosh this looks good! I love Korean food but have never tried to make it at home.

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    1. Me either! My hubby loves meat, gotta try to do it! Love the idea to use apples here! ;-)
      Great photos, Gina!

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    2. You guys should definitely try it, I feel like it's one of those fail-proof recipes. And yeah, I use Fuji apples (or Gala sometimes) but Koreans usually use Asian pears. I feel like it's harder to find good Asian pears in the US so I just use the apples.

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  4. These look so good! Short ribs are definitely high on my favorite food list!

    Paige
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    1. I know right?? If only they were leaner I would eat them every day... ;)

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  5. This looks delicious.
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  6. Yumm! Galbi is one of my all-time favourite dishes :) although I've never tried cooking it haha but I'll definitely have to try out your recipe one day! xx

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    1. Thanks Naeun! It's so easy to make at home and slightly cheaper, so it gets made a bit too much in my house hehe

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  7. This is making my mouth water! I usually resort to eating Korean food only when I'm with my sister-in-law (she's Korean and is one hell of a cook!). I've made a few dishes with the help of Maangchi's videos. I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try!

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    1. What is it about Korean sisters in law?? Haha I have one too and she's also an amazing cook, I wish I lived closer to her :( And I looove Maangchi, she has never led me astray <3

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  8. Yummy these look good, nice display
    xo
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  9. Korean short ribs are one of my favorites! My parents don't add green onions, but I will ask them to next time so they could add some flavor to it. Love your blog! :)

    Alyssa. | With Love, A.

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    1. I'm glad! They are one of my favorites too. I don't add the green onions to the marinade, they are just a garnish. But I think I have seen some recipes with them...

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  10. Looks so so so good!! I must try this recipe and I especially love that it involves apples in the seasoning as well! Thanks for sharing girl!

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    1. Yes, the apples add the sweetness and it's so yummy <3 Thank you!

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  11. This looks incredibly delicious!!!


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  12. this loks really delicious thanks for sharing this =) giveaway on my blog: BlogHere

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  13. I have been craving for this for like a month since we dined at a local Korean resto.
    Damn, so yummy. :)

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    1. Haha they are so good and easy to make at home!

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  14. oooohhh delicious!
    i want one now
    XO

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  15. Oh my goodness! These look delicious
    I am craving some short ribs!
    xx
    Garland Girl

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    1. hha I always crave them. Thanks!

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  16. I love love love korean short ribs so I will definitely have to try this recipe out! Your blog is gorgeous! I'm so glad I found it :)

    Syd
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    1. thanks so much! Checking out yours!

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  17. Wow! It looks really great!
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  18. Yum, this looks incredible!!!!
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  19. This looks delicious, i can imagine is a little bit sweet isn't it?
    x,Abril
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    1. Oh yes, it's essentially a mix of salty from the soy sauce and sweet from the apple. I love it.

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  20. Ahh my mouth is watering!! These look so amazing!

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  21. Ohh these sounds delish!! I will have to give them a try this summer!!

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  22. Okay these look delicious!
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  23. WoW that look delicious!! I need to try it!! I love asian food!! Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you! Tell me if you ever try it!

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  24. Oh my goodness, my mouth is drooling just looking at these photos! Delicious!

    Chelsea
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    1. haha thanks! Glad to make you drool...? haha

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  25. These look SO good. I've never made Korean short ribs (or any short ribs) before, but I need to try them I think!

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    1. Oh yes you definitely do! Short ribs are sooo good

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  26. These short ribs look amazing, I think I get hungry :) Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

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  27. looks so delicious :) Love it!

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  28. Korean short ribs are my absolute favorite!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    Christina

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    1. Me too! You are very welcome, they are super easy to make at home <3

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  29. This looks absolutely delicious and not that complicated, will maybe give it a try!

    See you Gina xx

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    1. yeah it's really easy! Thanks Charline!

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  30. OMG! I am drooling here! Wow Gina this looks amazingly good! Of coarse I have to pin this to my Yummy Recipe Board! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. I love that you chose these to feature! As a Korean, I'm of course obsessed with these and have been enjoying them since forever. Your photography is gorgeous and making me drool a bit now, lol.

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    1. Haha yeah galbi can do that to a person.

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  32. I'm a fan of Korean food and this looks so delicious! Great post!

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    1. thanks Gheline! I'm glad you love Korean food!

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