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Spicy Korean Pork

A fast weeknight dinner that can be put on the table in less than 20 minutes. Crispy and succulent, spicy and sweet. Spicy Korean Pork is a dinnertime staple that will feel like a feast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Korean, Pork, Spicy
Servings: 4
Author: The Subversive Table

Equipment

  • sheet pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thinly sliced pork butt or shoulder
  • 1 thinly sliced small onion

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup Gochujang Korean chili paste
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mirin or rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  • Whisk marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add pork and onion. Mix thoroughly.
    Spicy Korean Pork, marinade
  • Position oven rack so that it's on the top most rack, about 3-4 inches from the heat source.  Pre-heat oven to BROIL.  Let the oven heat for at least 10 minutes. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up.  Add pork and onion in a thin, even layer.  
    Spicy Korean Pork, sheet pan
  • Broil for 8-10 minutes, until pork is cooked through and somewhat crispy looking. There should be some browned bits on top. You may need to rotate the pan from time to time to ensure even cooking.
    Spicy Korean Pork, sheet pan
  • Remove from the sheet pan and onto a serving plate. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve with lettuce wraps and rice for a complete meal.  Ssam sauce and kimchi are also nice additions.
    Spicy Korean Pork, platter

Notes

*If doubling the recipe, make sure not to crowd the sheet pan.  Use another sheet pan, if necessary.