Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gochujang Sauce

I have always loved Korean food but never really made much of it.  Recently, I've been reading a lot about the cuisine and I ordered some sauces.  When they arrived, they knocked my socks off.  They were expensive so I decided to make my own.  This is the first one I made but it sure won't be the last.  Depending on what you add, you can make these sweet, tangy, spicy and so on.
 The base is made with this, gochujang.  It is a red pepper paste which you can find at Asian markets.  Place 9 tablespoons of this in a bowl.

 Add 2 tablespoons of doenjang.  This is sesame seed paste.

 Add 9 tablespoons of honey.  I used this Greek raw honey.

 Add 4 tsp. of rice vinegar.

 3 tsp. of sesame seeds.

 1 tablespoon of miso paste.

And 2 tsp. of sesame oil.
 Mix this all together until combined.

 Beautiful color and incredible flavor!

 I made more pasties since they were such a hit the first time.  I gave my husband one with a jar of my homemade ketchup (which he loves) and a jar of my gochujang sauce.  He never touched the ketchup and ate 1/3 of the gochujang on his pasty.

 Finnish Korean fusion.  With a little Greek thrown in!

10 comments:

Dog Trot Farm said...

How I would enjoy just to sit in your kitchen and watch you cook...

laurie said...

wow, that sounds amazing!! You sound so happy when you're writing about your cooking!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is there nothing you can't replicate? Amazing!

Craig said...

That does look and sound delicious. I may just be tempted to make this. Thanks for the recipe.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I really must check if that Asian store still excists in the nearby town.
This sound so interesting!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

Korean and Greek? Fusion cuisine!

TARYTERRE said...

The wives of the copper miners in Michigan used to make their husband's pasties so they would have a warm meal for lunch. Cause the heat stayed in the pies. Love the Korean sauce. Sounds tasty indeed.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You've heard of people being "knocked back on their heels?" Well, that's what happens to me when I read of the things to make..or figure out HOW to make if no recipe..etc. etc. I am not familiar with Korean food but my husband was. He did a tour in Korea..and met a sweet Korean girl he rather fell for. Loved the food..but I never tried to duplicate it. I'm afraid of failure! :) Hugs!

Kay said...

You are amazing. I haven't even heard of this sauce. I'll have to ask my Korean son-in-law.

chickpea678 said...

Interesting! I don't know what this is either! But I want to try it! :)