BBQ Shortribs

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, plus more for sprinkling

4 large cloves garlic, pressed

1 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons sherry

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated

1/2 cup chopped scallions (green and white parts, mixed), plus more green tips for sprinkling

1 tablespoon red chili flakes

6 pounds short ribs, cut into thin pieces, about 2 1/2 inches long


  1. Grind the sesame seeds in a coffee grinder until fine. Place the ground sesame seeds in a medium bowl and add the garlic, soy, sherry, honey, sesame oil, water, ginger, scallions, and red chili flakes; stir until thoroughly combined. Place the ribs in a large baking dish, pour the marinade over, and turn to coat. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the ribs from the marinade and grill on both sides until golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. Reduce the heat of the grill, close the cover, and grill until tender, about 15 minutes longer. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
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