Gochujang is a fundamental ingredient in Korean cooking. Don’t let the pronunciation stop you from trying this spicy paste. It can easily be substituted for Sriracha, giving you more depth and flavor. It might be hard to find at your standard supermarket, check out Asian grocery stores or you can purchase on Amazon – here’s the gochujang brand we buy for our gochujang recipes.
Here are 12 Easy Gochujang Recipes
Korean Gochujang Ribs
If you like heat, you’ll love these easy-to-make Korean Gochujang Ribs. If you’re short on time, you can prepare the recipe the day before and cook them the next day. Furthermore, they can be made in the oven, barbecued or slow cooker.
Korean Chicken Fire Cheese Fries
Take your cheese fries to the next level with these Korean Fire Chicken Cheese Fries from Seasons and Suppers. Jennifer makes this delicious dish for her hubby for Football Sunday, but they would serve well for any appetizer. Pull out your cast iron to share with friends or make them for one, in a mini cast iron.
Korean Chicken Kebabs
If you’re looking for a simple but delicious meal, check out these Korean Chicken Kebabs from My Kitchen Love. Although the dish includes Korean Gochujang, it is paired with honey, mirin and other sweet ingredients to reduce the spice, making it an ideal meal for children.
White Bean Burger with Sesame Ginger Slow + Gochujang Yogurt Spread
If you are a condiment lover, you will want a copy of Dana’s Gochujang Yogurt Spread from Killing Thyme. Since the base is yogurt, you can add extra to any burger, without feeling the guilt. Pair it with her healthy White Bean Burger with Sesame Ginger Slaw. So good!
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimichi Fried Rice from Diversivore can be served as a side dish or on its own, with some added protein (fried egg or pork). The dish can take on different flavors, depending on the type of kimichi you purchase. Better yet, make your own with this easy Ramp Kimchi Recipe.
Gochujang Chicken Burger
Fernando from Eating With Your Hands showcases a Gochujang Chicken Burger that provides a depth of flavors. Undeniably delicious, your taste buds will appreciate the layers of gochujang heat, crunchy chicken and the infusion of ginger and sansho pepper, wedge between a brioche burger bun.
Bibimbap (Korean Beef Bowl)
The OG of gochujang recipes, bibimbap is a well-known Korean beef bowl. Savory Tooth’s recipe consists of beef, veggies, rice and egg, tossed in a spicy-sweet sauce. Equally delicious, you can substitute the beef for chicken, seafood or tofu and change up the veggies. Since you can cook it in large batches and it reheats well, it’s the perfect leftover meal for your weekly lunches.
Soy Braised Korean Short Ribs
If you have an appetite for tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, look no further. These Short and Sweet: Soy-Braised Korean Short Ribs from Crumb are simmered for hours in a flavorful sweet, salty and slightly spicy sauce.
Korean Pork Banh Mi
Check out Amy’s take on Korean Pork Banh Mi from The Cook Report. It consists of spiced meatballs, gochujang mayo, carrots, cucumber and pickled onions. Alternatively, you can easily substitute the beef with pork and your favorite veggies, but don’t omit the pickled onions.
Kimchi Stuff Baked Sweet Potatoes
Not all of our gochujang recipes are for carnivores. Undoubtedly vegetarians will enjoy these quick and easy Kimchi Stuffed Baked Sweet Potatoes. They are the perfect addition to the dinner table. This healthy option from Bourbon and Honey are topped with kimchi, edamame, greens and gochujang aioli.
Spicy Ramen Noodle Soup
If you’re a fan of ramen soup, this Spicy Ramen Pork Noodle Soup from Kitchen Sanctuary won’t disappoint. Another soup worth the effort, it features rich, thick, silky broth that’s been slow cooked with pork, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mirin and gochujang.
Maple Gochujang Wings
No need to buy store boxed wings, with this simple and delicious Maple Gochujang Wings recipe from Dish‘n’ the Kitchen. Not surprisingly, Bernice combines a sweet and spicy flavour that will win over any wing lover, even her teenagers.
What are your favourite gochujang recipes? What did we miss?