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Korean-Style Grilled Tongue Lettuce Wraps

Korean food, especially their flavorful barbecued meats with spicy, pickled vegetables called kimchi, is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. This easy-to-prepare recipe can be made with your favorite pickled items and other Nations Best® meats, like Pastrami, Brisket, Corned Beef or Turkey.


  • Korean Marinade
  • 1/2 soy sauce
  • 1/4 sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sake (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 lb thinly-sliced Nations Best® Pickled Beef Tongue
  • For Serving
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Pickled vegetables (i.e. kimchi, pickled carrots, cauliflower, radishes)
  • Cooked white rice


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the sliced Tongue to the marinade and coat well with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for several hours.
  2. Prepare a hibachi or grill with hot coals.
  3. Remove the meat from the marinade and grill for about 2 minutes per side.
  4. To eat, place a slice of the grilled Tongue in a lettuce leaf and top with pickled vegetables. Roll up and eat with your hands. Serve with small bowls of hot rice alongside.