Gochujang (sp)- my new crack
So I picked up a bottle of this Korean condiment/marinade base/put in on everything stuff at my local grocery chain. Its from a Asian brand Annie Chungs so its probably toned down in heat but its still wonderful. I find myself adding it to cottage cheese, putting it on sammiches, on eggs, pretty much everything.
FWIW I probably don't plan on using it to make any traditional Korean dishes, I just like the way the stuff tastes when I add it to what I usually eat, which now in the summer is grilled something or other.
If you have any dips, condiment 'enhancements', marinades, or what-have-you that is made wonderful with gochujang , please post them.
there was a recent post here for Korean marinaded pork...it consisted of gochuchang, soya sauce, brown sugar, green onions and water. I think proportion (from memory)...2 T, 1T, 1/2 T, couple of green onions and water to loosen it up.
I made the marinade yesterday for chicken legs...let it marinade and then BBQ'd the legs. It was really tasty.
Last year, I made a seafood salad with smoked oysters, clams, shallots, cilantro, olive oil and gochujang. I can't find the recipe though.
I mix it in to eggs before I scramble them, then make a crouton omelet/frittata with sesame oil. Really good. It's also tasty on zucchini as a side dish to rice.
As a dipping sauce for fresh pickling cukes or for ssahm, I like to add a little sugar, fresh minced garlic, just a splash of soy, maybe a little water if it's a particularly thick gochoojahng, and toasted sesame oil. That's also the variation I use for my bibim bahp.
I also use it in dwaeji (pork) boolgogi, kimchi fried rice, kimchi jjigae, mixed with dwenjahng (soy bean paste) for ssahm. I also make a seasoned version with vinegar to eat with sashimi which includes a little minced garlic, sugar, vinegar and chopped green onion, diluted with a little bit of water.