To make this marinade, I used a Nutribullet, which does a great job of mixing, but does require preparing in batches, as it does not all fit at once. Situations like these, along with deep sighs, help my partner understand that we NEED a Vitamix, and the billion dollars they cost isn’t really that much money for my happiness, right? Haha. He actually offered to get one for me when they were on sale at Costco last month, but I declined because he didn’t reeeaally want to get it, and I learned long ago if you don’t want to hear about it later, he has to want it himself. So… I suppose I will continue to play the waiting game. But I digress.
Okay, pull out the Vitamix or any high powered blender and toss in all the aforementioned ingredients. It is so easy, so delicious, and can be used as a marinade, slow cooker braising liquid, or bbq basting. After I marinate and remove my Rainshadow meats for grilling, I like to cook down the rest into a nice syrupy reduction to serve on top. It is truly magical. This pairs well with fried rice featuring any CSA veggies you might have in your fridge.
A side note… As in every good recipe, be sure to spill on yourself at least once. It will help you gain sympathy from those you’re cooking for and show your devotion to the art of cooking in a physical way. I only know this because I am currently changing my outfit as it seems I have attempted to marinate myself.
This recipe is shown here on Korean Chicken with Fried Rice
(5 lbs. meat)
2 large pears, cored and roughly chopped
⅔ cup soy sauce
⅔ cup rice wine vinegar
½ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup toasted sesame oil
2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tablespoons gochujang powder (korean hot pepper powder)
1 large sweet onion, roughly chopped