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15 Savory, savory, sweet, and spicy gochujang savory dishes!
Wondering what to do with that big red tub of gochujang in your fridge? Or do you simply love gochujang and want to cook more with it? You have come to the right place. I have compiled a collection of delicious Korean dishes that use gochujang as an important ingredient.
What is Gochujang?
Gochujang (고추장), Korean fermented chili paste, is one of the main ingredients of Korean seasoning and flavors. The thick red paste is intensely salty, peppery, pungent, slightly sweet and spicy! No wonder everything tastes better with gochujang!
Traditionally, home-made gochujang is made from gochugaru (Korean red hot chili pepper), a sweet syrupy liquid made from yeotgireum (엿기름, barley malt), meju garu (fermented soybean powder), sweet rice or other grain powder, and salt. These ingredients are mixed well until it becomes a thick paste and placed in earthenware pots to ferment for months. I will be sharing my homemade gochujang recipe soon.
Gochujang is usually not eaten as is. Alternatively, it is used as an ingredient to season and flavor a wide variety of dishes or is made into various sauces.
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Spicy Korean pork bulgogi marinated in gochujang sauce with lots of garlic and fresh ginger! The perfect dish for spicy food lovers!
Tteokbokki is not. 1st street food in korea. Gochujang gives plenty of umami flavor to soft, pressed rice cakes.
Gochujang jjigae is a stew primarily seasoned and flavored with gochujang. It adds plenty of spicy and strong flavor to this simple soup made with zucchini and potatoes.
A spicy fried chicken dish made of boneless chicken pieces, rice cakes (tteok bokki teuk), green cabbage, sweet potatoes, and other vegetables.
For this spicy version, I modified the browning liquid used in my galbijjim slow cooker to incorporate gochugaru and gochujang. Also try the braised pork ribs.
These chicken wings are delicious finger licking! The main ingredient of the sticky, sweet and spicy mixture is gochujang (Korean red chili paste). Also try the chicken yangnyeom and dakgangjeong.
Easy flavor grilled shrimp with delicious gochujang sauce! The marinade is easy to prepare and the shrimp cook very quickly.
Ssamjang is usually made with a mixture of doenjang and/or gochujang along with some other ingredients for added flavor and texture. It is a must for Korean BBQ!
This instant classic Korean chicken dish is quick and easy! It’s full of flavour! Also try the stove top dakdoritang.
Simply boil asparagus (or steam it) and dress it up in a sweet and sour gochujang sauce, called cho-gochujang (초고추장). Also try it with peeled broccoli.
The squid is cut into bite-size pieces and stirred into a slightly sweet, gochujang-based sauce with some vegetables. Red Hot Sauce adds spicy flavor to crunchy vegetables and tender squid!
Eggplant is fried with simple seasonings, including gochujang (Korean red red pepper paste). It adds a nice kick to tender eggplant. If you like it spicier, add some gochugaru (Korean hot red pepper flakes).
These delicious pancakes made with chives are seasoned with gochujang. You can simply add gochujang, doenjang, or group. In this recipe, I just used gochujang. It adds a nice spicy kick to pancakes.