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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Quick marinade BBQed Asian-style beef short ribs

Terrific quick marinade dish that goes perfectly with backyards, beer or red wine.

Today we are going to take a look at doing a quick marinade for beef short ribs that you then charcoal BBQ rare to medium rare. This dish is very easy to prepare and very tasty.


soy sauce

olive oil

sesame oil

hot sauce



garlic powder

sesame seeds

green onion

For this dish we used bone-in short ribs.

Toss your ribs in olive oil and soy sauce to evenly coat them. The amount of each you will need will depend on the number of ribs you are doing but you want the ribs to be coated, not soaking in them.

Drizzle a little sesame oil over them and toss again. Sesame oil is strongly flavoured so you don't need a lot. For the amount of ribs pictured below I used about a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half.

Then add a few dashes of hot sauce. You can use any but I used Grace's Habanero Sauce. Season liberally with black pepper and garlic powder and then with sea salt if desired (remember that soy sauce is already salty).

Toss again until thoroughly coated. Let marinade in the fridge 2-3 hours. That is good enough, it does not have to marinade longer than that.

Meanwhile, prepare the charcoal grill. You want the charcoal to be very hot for this.

Toss the ribs on over the hot coals.

Ribs of a normal thickness need to be only cooked for around 2 minutes a side to get rare to medium rare. After cooking you only need to let them rest a 3-4 minutes before eating.

(For the record Health Canada says all beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees plus.)

After cooking garnish with sesame seeds and/or green onion.

Terrific quick marinade dish that goes perfectly with backyards, beer or red wine.


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