Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 15 min / Marinade: 24 hr / Cook: 15 min Servings: 4

Where sweet and savoury meet in a delicious, hearty, asian-inspired dish! The magic happens in the marinade. Pop the ribs on a hot grill for less than 10 minutes and you’ve got yourself a crowd pleaser!


Per Serving. (Ribs only)
Calories: 414
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g *
Fat: 25 g

*Content includes all ingredients of marinade. Macros will change depending on how much marinade is used in the end product


  • 3 lb kalbi cut short ribs

For the marinade

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 asian pear
  • 3/4 cup Tamari
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp chili paste

For Garnish

  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onion


24 hours in advance of cooking time

Step 1: In a food processor, puree the asian pear and onion and add to the ingredients listed in under “marinade” above in a mixing bowl

Step 2: Place the ribs in a big container that they will marinate in. Combine with the marinade until the ribs are fully covered evenly and place in the fridge for 24 hours

24 hrs later

Step 3: Spark up the BBQ until at high heat and grill each side for 4-5 minutes until charred and cooked to your desired liking. When flipping the ribs, brush on extra marinade left in the container for added flavour!

Step 4:  Remove from grill and enjoy on top of rice/cauliflower rice and veggies and top with green onion and  toasted sesame seeds!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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