unsalted beef, pork, or chicken stock, or water
medium or fine ground red chili pepper
coarse ground red chili pepper (not the flakes & seeds mix)
sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, or honey
small or medium Asian pear*
garlic cloves, peeled
medium white or yellow onion
ginger root, peeled
pure sesame oil
coarse ground black pepper
bunch green onions, finely chopped
Korean rice cooking wine, rice vinegar, or mirin
(* may substitute 1/2 kiwi or 1 sweet apple)
Slice onion, pear, and ginger root into small sections and place with garlic into blender, add water as needed and blend into a smooth paste.
Combine stock/water and sugars in a small pan and heat over low heat, stirring until sugars are dissolved.
Remove from heat and cool.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Add a small amount of water as needed to maintain a thick smooth paste.
Stir well and refrigerate until use.
Marinates up to 4 lbs of meat.