Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce For Korean Fried Chicken

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Note: Gochujang is a mildly spicy and sweet Korean chili paste that can be found in most Asian markets.

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Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce For Korean Fried Chicken

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 1/2 cup
Active time:10 minutse
Total time:10 minutes
This recipe appears in: The Vegan Experience: The Best Buffalo And Korean Fried Cauliflower The Food Lab: The Best Korean Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gochujang (see note above)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vineger
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine gochujang, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Gochujang can be inconsistent in its thickness. Add up to 2 tablespoons water until sauce is just barely thin enough to drop off a spoon with inverted. Serve with Korean Fried Chicken.

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