What’s that hint of sweet, tangy, savory spiciness we taste? Is it red pepper? Is it chile powder? Is it cumin? Nope, nope and nope. That’s just our favorite Korean gochujang, which adds incredible layers of complex flavor to any dish. Here, five surprising ways to use it (that aren’t just bulgogi).
5 Surprising Ways to Cook with Gochujang, Our Favorite Korean Condiment
Creamy Gochujang Zoodles
Gochujang sauce > marinara.
Katsu Bites With Chipotle-gochujang Sauce
The trendiest appetizer you could possibly whip up.
Pineapple Korean Chicken Thighs
Irresistibly sweet and savory.
Korean-style Popcorn Cauliflower
Lightly fried and tossed in a sticky gochujang-honey sauce (yum).
Slow-cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos
Juicy, tender and flavorful.