Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce is the next generation of the traditional fermented hot chili paste! Made by Chung Jung One, Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce gives a unique spin to the traditional Korean kitchen pantry staple sauce, preserving the umami flavor from fermentation while adding a touch of sea salt and cane sugar to give a sweet, tart and rich, not to mention spicy, flavor to any recipe! The best part is that Gochujang is completely gluten free, contains no fat, and is vegan. Also, a one-teaspoon serving of the sauce only contains 10 calories and 120 mg of sodium!
I love just how versatile Gochujang is; now I can get creative with my meals! The Gochujang site suggests using it as a meat marinade, adding it to stews or soups, or simply using it as a hot condiment. They also list several recipes such as Gochujang pork rice bowl, hot wings, hummus, or cheeseburger with Gochujang chili sauce. I decided to keep it simple, cooking up a tofu, mushroom, spinach and egg scramble, and topping it off with the savory sauce. The Gochujang brought my dish to a whole other level, delivering a fresh, pungent and spicy kick to my taste buds with just the right amount of sweetness for the perfect balance of flavors!
I can only imagine all the other dishes I have yet to try making with Gochujang—on a hot dog in lieu of ketchup, as a tangy glaze for spicy pork ribs, or maybe even attempting Chef Edward Lee’s more upscale recipe of Gluten-Free Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Gochujang Butter! Oh, and I definitely have to give a go in making the 2015 James Beard Finalist’s Gluten-Free Gochujang Gazpacho, especially as the summer days are getting hotter. The possibilities are endless!
Gochujang now comes ready to use in a 7.5-oz bottle and is available at select retailers including Wegman’s, Central Market, and Lucky’s Supermarket, as well as online.
Where To Buy: www.gochujangsauce.com