12 Gochujang Recipes That Pack a Sweet and Spicy Punch

Saucy Gochujang Noodles

A fundamental condiment in Korean cooking, gochujang is basically a sweet and spicy red chili paste made of chili powder, glutinous rice, meju powder and salt. You'll find that it is an indispensable ingredient in many savory Korean recipes, and is what makes many dishes taste so distinctly Korean. Here are 12 sweet and spicy gochujang recipes to inspire you to start cooking with the chili paste.

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Also, in case you were wondering, Gochujang is not the same as Sriracha (even if both of them are made with chilies), and more deets on this flavor-packed Korean condiment that's taking over our tastebuds are below.

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How to Use Gochujang

Use this Korean condiment like you would a spicy BBQ sauce—for marinating meats before you cook them, to add taste and color to vegetarian dishes, or even for garnishing once your meal is cooked.

No matter how you decide to cook with it, gochujang is sure to add oomph and flavor to your food. From Gochujang Cured Pork Belly and Gochujang Glazed Salmon, to Honey Garlic Gochujang Chicken with Cabbage and Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, there are plenty of recipes to try in this mix!

Best Gochujang Recipes

<p>Zestful Kitchen</p><p>These saucy gochujang noodles are so much more than just “asian noodles.” The gochujang sauce has a punchy heat to it while also being characterized by a silky, sauciness—both reasons why it’s so craveable.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://zestfulkitchen.com/saucy-gochujang-noodles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saucy Gochujang Noodles;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Saucy Gochujang Noodles</a></strong></p>
<p>Rasa Malaysia</p><p>Spicy Korean chicken wings - crazy addictive baked Korean chicken wings with sweet and savory Korean red pepper sauce. Finger lickin' good!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://rasamalaysia.com/spicy-korean-chicken-wings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spicy Korean Chicken Wings;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Spicy Korean Chicken Wings</a></strong></p>
<p>Parade</p><p>This Gochujang pork belly is like bacon jerky and a delicious way to get acquainted with the Korean gochujang paste. Serve with lettuce leaves and steamed rice.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/634365/alison-ashton/gochujang-cured-pork-belly/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gochujang Pork Belly;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Gochujang Pork Belly</a></strong></p>
<p>Tournadough Alli</p><p>These Korean spicy pork bowls are filled with a marinated pork, rice, noodles and drizzled in sriracha mayo, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds. A fun unique and flavorful dish!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://tornadoughalli.com/korean-spicy-pork-bowls/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Korean Spicy Pork Bowls;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Korean Spicy Pork Bowls</a></strong></p>
<p>Dinner then Dessert</p><p>Crispy Korean fried chicken in a spicy, sweet glaze that is so crispy and sticky you'll coat everything in this sauce from wings to baked chicken breasts and more!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dinnerthendessert.com/korean-fried-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crispy Korean Fried Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Crispy Korean Fried Chicken</a></strong></p>
<p>MJ and Hungryman</p><p>One of the most popular street foods in Korea, tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes), is not only simple to make but perfect for sharing with the gang. Everyone, grab a fork!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.mjandhungryman.com/tteokbokki-korean-spicy-rice-cakes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Korean Spicy Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki);elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Korean Spicy Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)</a></strong></p>
<p>The Kitchen Whisperer</p><p>These super tender Korean gochujang sticky boneless beef short ribs are some of the best short ribs you’ll ever eat! This finger-licking sauce is kind of spicy, kind of sweet and a whole lot of sticky in all the best way!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/2019/01/17/instant-pot-korean-gochujang-sticky-boneless-beef-short-ribs/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Korean Gochujang Sticky Boneless Beef Short Ribs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Korean Gochujang Sticky Boneless Beef Short Ribs</a></strong></p>
<p>Skinny Taste</p><p>This quick and easy Korean-inspired salmon dish is cooked in the broiler, perfect for weeknight cooking because it takes less than 10 minutes to cook. The glaze is so tasty it would be great with other types of fish as well.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.skinnytaste.com/gochujang-glazed-salmon/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gochujang Glazed Salmon;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Gochujang Glazed Salmon</a></strong></p>
<p>The Daley Plate</p><p>Chicken and cabbage cooked in a pan with a fiery mix containing mostly honey, garlic and gochujang.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.thedaleyplate.com/blog/honey-garlic-gochujang-chicken-with-cabbage" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Honey Garlic Gochujang Chicken with Cabbage;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Honey Garlic Gochujang Chicken with Cabbage</a></strong></p>
<p>White on Rice Couple</p><p>Made with patties that are first marinated with gochujang sauce and then grilled, these Korean gochujang burgers are about to transform your tastebuds!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/korean-gochujang-burger/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Korean Gochujang Burger;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Korean Gochujang Burger</a></strong></p>
<p>Carlsbad Cravings</p><p>Korean Spicy Noodles are a glass noodle stir fry loaded with tender beef, mushrooms, carrots, onions and bell peppers all bathed in a spicy sauce made with soy, ginger, garlic, sesame and gochujang.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://carlsbadcravings.com/korean-spicy-noodles/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Korean Spicy Noodles;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Korean Spicy Noodles</a></strong></p>
<p>Lazy Cat Kitchen</p><p>Gochujang tempeh is a delicious way to have tempeh, either baked or fried. Paired with rice and a simple slaw it makes for a completely plant-based protein-rich meal. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.lazycatkitchen.com/gochujang-tempeh/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gochujang Tempeh;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Gochujang Tempeh</a></strong></p>

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