Quick Korean Flavored Barbecue Sauce Recipe


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Quick Korean Flavored Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Quick Korean-flavored barbecue sauce [Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

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.

  • Yield:Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 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. 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.