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5 Surprising Ways to Cook with Gochujang, Our Favorite Korean Condiment

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).

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Creamy Gochujang Zoodles

Gochujang sauce > marinara.

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Katsu Bites With Chipotle-gochujang Sauce

The trendiest appetizer you could possibly whip up. 

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Pineapple Korean Chicken Thighs

Irresistibly sweet and savory. 

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Korean-style Popcorn Cauliflower

Lightly fried and tossed in a sticky gochujang-honey sauce (yum).

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell