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  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh Asian pear juice or puree (optional)*  (Making 1/4 cup of juice requires about 1/4 to 1/2 of an Asian pear. Use a juicer or blender or finely grate the pear and squeeze to extract the juice.)
  • tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

(optional add ins: hot pepper flakes to taste, 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice or a few dashes of sriracha) 


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust quantities, if desired.
  2. Use sauce to marinate any meat you choose (beef short ribs are our favorite).  Place the protein in a shallow dish or zip-top bag and coat evenly with marinade. Marinate for at least 2 hours and up to a day, turning at least once.


Recipe courtesy: Emily Han @kitchn

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