Quick Korean Flavored Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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To balance the sweetness of bottled sauce, fermented Korean chili condiments lend a strong earthy heat. Salty soy sauce, a splash of fish sauce, and a tiny amount of sesame oil round out the flavor.

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Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Makes: 1 1/2 cups

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  • 18 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (1 1/2 cups), preferably KC Masterpiece
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ssamjang
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, ssamjang, gochujang, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Use immediately or pour back in bottle and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

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