Since learning about this delicious sauce, it’s become a staple in the kitchen. I recently used it in a sandwich I made for a sandwich-making competition, and it was so popular I won on the day – and about half the party asked me for the recipe, which is why I thought I’d share it.
Delicious with fried chicken, dolloped into a sandwich or simply used as a dip, this sauce takes less than 10 minutes to make, and will easily keep in the fridge for up to a week. For best results, serve it slightly warmed.
Spicy Korean-style BBQ Sauce
Ready in 10 minutes. Makes approx. 1 cup.
- 3 tablespoons gochujang *
- 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 3 tablespoons raw brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 large knob fresh ginger, finely grated (about 3 heaped tablespoons)
- 2 large garlic cloves
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to a simmer. Do not boil. Allow sauce to simmer gently for 4 or 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
Serve warm as a sauce, a dip or a sandwich topping.
* Gochujang is a sweet and spicy Korean chilli paste that’s available at almost all Asian shops or the international section of your supermarket.