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Korean-Style Spicy Steak Lettuce Wraps

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

We love lettuce wraps: so tasty and so fun to assemble. The zesty flavors in this one make it a standout.


  • 1-1/2 lb. skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup gochujang (Korean red chile-bean sauce)
  • 2 Tbs. Asian sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. rice vinegar
  • 4 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 large head Boston or butter lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1-1/4 cups prepared cabbage kimchi, coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 430
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 190
  • Fat (g): 21
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
  • Cholesterol (mg): 115
  • Sodium (mg): 1510
  • Carbohydrates (g): 20
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 41


  • Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler and heat the broiler on high. Line a large heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan with foil and put the steak on it.
  • Whisk the gochujang, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic in a small bowl. Rub 3 Tbs. of the mixture all over the steak and let marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes. Whisk the vinegar into the remaining gochujang mixture and set aside in a small serving bowl.
  • Arrange the scallions, carrots, and lettuce on a large serving platter in individual mounds. Place the kimchi in a serving bowl.
  • Broil the steak, flipping once, until medium rare (125°F), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain. Season to taste with salt and mound on the serving platter. Bring all the components to the table for everyone to assemble their wraps as they like.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • Mall0mar | 06/17/2020

    We so elevated Costco skirt steak! You have to trim skin off the meat before using it. (Minor detail but it makes a difference). Great flavor, we grilled it, and instead of the lettuce wraps, we served the Spicy Cucumber and Black bean salad from FC #165, June /July 2020. These dishes were made for watch other. The kimchi had enough heat that the extra sauce from the marinade was too spicy, but optional for those who like the heat.

  • Krispie | 03/26/2020

    This was very tasty and easy. I left out the kimchi because we didn’t have any, we have a shelter in place order outstanding and we don’t love it anyway. It was still delicious.

  • tmwg | 02/17/2019

    Fun and delicious. I served rice on the side too. It helps with absorbing the heat in the recipe.

  • tastefullydone | 07/03/2015

    I made this recipe and the sauce is very good. I will probably make it again, but add rice to the lettuce toppings. It did not feel complete.

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