Thanks to Chef Tanabe for teaching us how to cut the Korean Short Ribs, which has quickly become a ranch favorite for rib recipes. When marinaded and grilled quickly, the result is something best described as “bacon with bone”, complete with a wonderful tangy sesame-soy flavor.

The conventional recipe calls for an Asian Pear, but kiwi or star fruit (carambola) work equally as well.


  • 2 kg of beef short ribs, cut Korean-style
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and cut into pieces (Asian pear or star fruit also work)
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, cut in halves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rice win vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper


Wash ribs of any bits of bone. Soak in water for 1 hour then drain. Process the pear (kiwi/star fruit), onion, garlic, ginger to a fine purée in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients to purée and place in a large ziplock bag with the ribs. Marinate for 12 to 24 hours. Grill ribs on high for a couple of minutes on each side. Serves 4-6.

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  • Avatar Ron Ellis says:

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    • Avatar Loray says:

      Hi Ron:

      San Ramon is not in our normal delivery area. But if you will be going into the central valley, we can arrange to meet you at the La Garita exit on Ruta 1.

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