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!