Kochujang Sauce

Kochujang Sauce created by cylin4

This sauce is used in a few Korean dishes; most notably in Bi Bim Bap, but can also be used as a dip for vegetables, a flavouring for soups and stir-fry and as a marinade for grilled or barbecued tofu. I am new to Korean food, but we have a young Korean girl staying with us for 5 months, so I have been trying Korean recipes. She gave my Bi Bim Bap and 8 out of 10! A Korean friend of mine also tried my Kochujang Sauce and told me that my recipe was better than hers. I found this recipe on asiarecipe.com under the Korean sauces heading. Kochujang is a thick, miso-like paste made of soybean paste, red pepper powder and glutinous rice flour. Some brands are hotter than others.

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  • Mix all ingredients together well.
  • Keeps a long time in the refrigerator.
  • This recipe also multiplies well.
  • If making Kochujang Sauce for Bi Bim Bap; double this recipe for 4 servings.
  • I usually quadruple the recipe so I always have some on hand in the fridge.
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"This sauce is used in a few Korean dishes; most notably in Bi Bim Bap, but can also be used as a dip for vegetables, a flavouring for soups and stir-fry and as a marinade for grilled or barbecued tofu. I am new to Korean food, but we have a young Korean girl staying with us for 5 months, so I have been trying Korean recipes. She gave my Bi Bim Bap and 8 out of 10! A Korean friend of mine also tried my Kochujang Sauce and told me that my recipe was better than hers. I found this recipe on asiarecipe.com under the Korean sauces heading. Kochujang is a thick, miso-like paste made of soybean paste, red pepper powder and glutinous rice flour. Some brands are hotter than others."
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  1. Donna M.
    Used ketchup and hot sauce instead of the red pepper sauce.
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  2. Donna M.
    I had a recipe for Sesame Chicken lettuce wraps and it called for Kochujang Sauce, but I didn't have any, so I searched for recipes and found this. Of course, since I didn't remember to buy the sauce, I didn't have any Korean red pepper sauce either. So I used 2 Tablespoons of ketchup (!) and some hot sauce. The texture of the sauce was perfect and it tasted great on my lettuce wraps. It may not have tasted like what it was supposed to, but it worked great for what I needed!
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  3. Pat C.
    For a good sashimi, poke, or mussel dip, mix the sauce with an equal share of shoyu and and a half share of rice vinegar (a bit less if using a wine or apple vinegar). Stir well and enjoy.
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  4. Damien M.
    Kochujang sauce is the key to tasty Bi Bim Bap - Taxi drivers' food. This version has the perfect balance of spice and sweetness. It really sets off the rice & vegetables.
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  5. cylin4
    Kochujang Sauce Created by cylin4
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