5-minute gochujang korean hot pepper sauce

July 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)

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