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Grilled Korean Short Ribs

#Dinspiration! Quick korean-marinated honey-soy beef short ribs, grilled in 5 minutes flat. They're garlicky, savoury, and just sweet enough to be completely addictive.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 2 1/2 lbs flank-style beef short ribs
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 medium pear preferably Asian
  • 1- inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 6 large cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 medium onion

For serving

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • minced chives or green onions


  • Combine all marinade ingredients (everything from the soy sauce to the onion) in a small blender or food processor and process until smooth.  Pour over ribs in a shallow baking dish and stir to coat evenly.  Cover and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
  • Preheat grill over high heat for about 10 minutes. Grill ribs over direct heat for about 3 minutes on the first side (or until ribs release easily and are well marked), with lid closed, then flip and cook 1-2 minutes on the other side. Transfer to a serving plate, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and/or chives/green onions, if desired.
  • (Alternatively, ribs can be cooked directly under a preheated broiler or on a lightly-oiled stovetop grill pan, preheated for at least 5 minutes over high heat.)