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Kochujang (gochujang) Substitute

If you can not get Kochujang (gochujang) in your area you can make a substitute chilli/chile paste that, while it will not taste the same, can be used with acceptable results.
NOTE: This is not the Korean sauce (Ssamjang) that is served with lettuce wraps or Bibimbap. This recipe could be an ingredient for Ssamjang. For a Ssamjang recipe please click here.

Servings: 6

Ingredients

1

tablespoon

soybean paste or miso (can be omitted if unavailable - but will change the taste)

3

tablespoons

finely ground red chile pepper

1

teaspoon

sugar

3

each

cloves pressed or minced garlic

1

teaspoon

soy sauce

1

teaspoon

korean rice wine or a cooking wine

1

teaspoon

pure roasted sesame seed oil

water as needed

Procedure

Directions

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except the sesame oil, adding just enough water to form a thick paste.

Allow to sit at room temperature for at least one half hour.

Add sesame oil (and a little more water if needed), mix well and let sit another ten minutes.

Refrigerate until use.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (0.5 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

18.86

Calories From Fat (41%)

7.71

Calories From Protein (9%)

1.63

Calories From Carbohydrates (50%)

9.52

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.94g

1%

Saturated Fat 0.14g

<1%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.33g

 

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.41g

 

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 157.24mg

7%

Potassium 28mg

<1%

Total Carbohydrates 2.59g

<1%

Fiber 0.23g

<1%

Sugar 1.04g

 

Net Carbohydrates 2.36g

 

Protein 0.53g

1%

Vitamin A 26.39IU

<1%

Vitamin C 4.06mg

7%

Calcium 5.38mg

<1%

Iron 0.18mg

1%

Vitamin E 0.03mg

<1%

Vitamin D 0IU

0%

Thiamin 0.01mg

<1%

Riboflavin 0.01mg

<1%

Niacin 0.09mg

<1%

Vitamin B6 0.04mg

2%

Folate 1.29mcg

<1%

Vitamin B12 0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.03mg

<1%

Vitamin K 1.32mcg

2%

Phosphorus 9.03mg

<1%

Magnesium 2.75mg

<1%

Zinc 0.1mg

<1%

Copper 0.02mg

1%

Manganese 0.06mg

3%

Selenium 0.43mcg

<1%

Alcohol 0g

 

Caffeine 0mg

 

Water 9.87g

0%

Author Notes

After sitting, you may need to add a small amount of water to regain the paste consistency.