Korean Gochujang Spaghetti

This is a recipe I've wanted to make for quite some time and it uses my favorite new spice, gochujang.  Talk about fusion cooking!  This is Korean/Italian.
Start by slicing some mushrooms.  Use any kind you like.  I bought these at an Asian market.

Dice 1 large yellow onion.

Fry the mushrooms in a few tablespoons of olive oil until they are golden.  Remove them from the pan and set them aside.

Brown 1 pound of ground pork with the diced onion and 4 minced cloves of garlic.

Oh yes, I almost forgot, sprinkle your mushrooms with salt and pepper.

Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of gochujang paste (Korean red pepper paste) and 2 tsp. of flour to the meat.

Stir to combine and add 1 cup of milk.

Cook this until it begins to thicken.

Add 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.

And 1 cup of shredded cheddar. 

Simmer, stirring, until the cheese has melted.

Add the mushrooms to the mix.

Add 1 pound of cooked spaghetti.  Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and add as much as you need to thin out the sauce so it coats the pasta.

Stir thoroughly.

Serve it sprinkled with more Parmesan.  The gochujang and mushrooms give this a rich earthy flavor.  It is not spicy.


littlemancat said…
This looks so good! What wonderful food you make!
Anonymous said…
that really sounds good, you had me at " Cheese ", lol,
It certainly looks good.
Craig said…
It looks and sounds wonderful. Can I live with you? :) On second thoughts, better not... I don't need the extra pounds.
Anonymous said…
I haven't had any dinner yet and this made me really hungry :-) I don't have that spice but I can do something similar :-)

Have a great day!
when I can find some gochujang around here, this is dinner. It looks beyond delicious.
greekwitch said…
Oh my gosh! Saliva has filled my mouth! I am always amazed by the amount of cooking ideas you have!
Guillaume said…
We often forget that spaghetti and pastas in general are from the far East.
1st Man said…
OH MY GOD this looks amazing. I am going to the store and get this paste and the other ingredients and make this next week. Thank you for sharing. I so love pasta and I like when it's something 'different'. Awesome!!
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chickpea678 said…
Ok, I'm def trying this but I must admit, I thought, Milk?! Parmesan?! I know it's Korean fusion but still! :)
Kay said…
Coming to your blog always makes me hungry. This looks really yummy!
chickpea678 said…
I MUST make this tomorrow!
chickpea678 said…
Made it and having for lunch--yummy and kids like it too. :)