5-minute gochujang korean hot pepper sauceJuly 3, 2012
made this for a friend with little bites of fried popcorn chicken, and she asked if i could make her a tub of this sauce to keep in the fridge.
the best part is that it takes less than five minutes to prepare.
this was created as a dipping sauce for fried food, but it’s healthy and could be used as anything from a pasta sauce to a topping for sauteed vegetables – maybe even a soup base (?)
fry a fat pinch of minced ginger and garlic in oil for a few minutes
add prepared tomato sauce, a little lime juice, two pinches of five-spice powder (or blend your own with anise, fennel, pepper, clove, and cinnamon), and some gochujang (korean hot pepper paste – you can use homemade pepper paste, too!)
cook until flavors combine (only a few minutes)