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Gochujang Sauce

Gochujang Dressing

I have really been enjoying this gochujang sauce a lot as of late. Gochujang is a Korean condiment made from chilies and fermented rice and soy beans. It is spicy hot and it has a really nice flavour. This sauce compliments the flavour and the heat of the gochujang with the tartness of rice wine vinegar, the saltiness of soy sauce and the sweetness of brown sugar and the toasted sesame oil adds an amazing aroma. The idea is to balance each of the aspects in the sauce to form something that is simply amazing. I have been enjoying this as a sauce on bibimbap, as a dressing o bibimguksu and in this case on some simple steamed asparagus. I served the steamed asparagus with gochujang dressing as a side for my bulgogi burger. The sauce also makes for a great Korean style BBQ sauce that is an excellent way to use up some leftover pulled pork or shredded chicken.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon gochujang
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (toasted and crushed)

Directions:
1. Mix everything.

Similar Recipes:
Korean Style Salsa Roja
BBQ Sauce

Use on:
Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Bibimbap
Spicy BBQ Chicken Bibimbap
Bibim Guksu (Soba and Kimchi Salad)
Zucchini and Kimchi Quinoa Salad
Spring Quinoa Bibimbap with Asparagus, Fiddleheads, Fava Bean and Ramps
Summer Vegetable Bibimbap with Corn, Zucchini and Black Beans
Roasted Butternut Squash, Shiitake Mushroom and Kale, Kimchi Bibimsoba

27 comments:

Emiline said...

Interesting! Looks great.

Bridgett said...

Sounds like an interesting yet delicious dressing for the asparagus. Beautiful color as well.

Allen said...

I love your directions, 'mix everything' :-) I haven't heard of gochujang but will have to look for it when I go shopping. It looks like a versatile and flavorful condiment.

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

I love the spicy/sweet/sour of this dressing. Perfect for asparagus - well done!

Katie said...

Neat! What kind of lighting have you found to be the best when taking photos of food? I am working on improving my digital photography.

Manggy said...

Hah! I was about to say what Allen said :) Gochujang+sugar=heaven for me, hee hee :)

noble pig said...

This is a new one for me but sounds great!

whoisneha said...

very nice pic! i agree with katie..ur pics n lighting are simply superb..i have a long way to go.
never tasted asparagus..dont really get it here..but with the dressing it looks very appealing:)

Jan said...

Sounds very interesting and looks lovely!

homecooked said...

This dish looks interesting! Must have tasted great with asparagus.

Kevin said...

Katie: I am currently using a single Lowel Ego light for my photos. I am quite happy with it so far and I am thinking about picking a second one up for even more light.

OhioMom said...

What a tasty dressing for those lovely green spears ... how hot is it? The food critic claims to have a tender tummy :)

Adam said...

Kev I always enjoy your Asian influenced food. They are always great looking. Nice and spicy.

VeggieGirl said...

I've never heard of/tried gochujang dressing before... what an enticing condiment!!

Prudy said...

My Korean sister in law has made me a slave for Korean food. It's so delicious. I'd love this asparagus, especially with some bi bim bop.

Leslie said...

hmmm.I have never heard of gochujang, I will have to look for it next time I am at the store!

Elra said...

I wish you have "Gochujang" sauce recipe, I can't find it in my local chinese market. Korean market is quite far from my home...
Do you have the recipe?
I know I can just google it, but I want yours, 'cause I know it will be good! Is it to much to ask?

Maryann said...

Never heard of it, which is why I love food blogs. Thanks, Kev :)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Gochujang is one of my favorite condiments. Goes great with fries too

Lori Lynn said...

haha "mix everything" you are funny

Zita said...

yymmm, yummy..love Gochujang sauce, love bimbimbab too :)

Gloria said...

Kevin I let you yesterday a message but I dont know what happens!!! well I LOVE THESE potatoes look soooo Yummy!! Gloria

Gloria said...

Kevin your pictures ALWAYS look georgeous!!!xGloria

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I havent tried that variation of Korean cooking! I can almost feel the taste based on your description!

Nate-n-Annie said...

Gochujang is great with a lot of things! I put it on corned beef once - awesome. Try it in spaghetti sauce. Mmmmmm....

mycookinghut said...

I never knew this sauce before. However, it looks so good as I love spicy food!

Baber said...

Oh man I put gochujang on EVERYTHING but haven't tried asparagus yet.

Looks like I've got some cooking to do...

Thanks for the tip!

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