Originally posted by Merengue:
Originally posted by fusionstorm:
Brown sugar? Use Coca Cola next time. That's the "secret ingredient" in most every Korean's recipe for BBQ marinade........
Ribs were a total hit. They were tender and super tasty. But thanks for the tip, will try the coke next time! How about quantity? For 4lbs of ribs i used slightly over 1/3 cup of brown sugar, with the same amount of soy sauce and same of rice wine. Similar amount of liquid? Another 1/3? Best.
My wife always makes the marinade, and she's from the "eyeball it and taste" camp rather than precisely measuring it out. I've been told that Coca Cola is great b/c it provides acidity to help tenderize the meat while also providing sugar.
If you tasted your marinade with the brown sugar in it before adding the meat, then cut back on the amount of sugar and add Coke until it matches the prior marinade's level of sweetness. Are you adding garlic to the marinade as well? Some people also like to use honey with or in lieu of the brown sugar........