Homemade Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)

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Learn how to make your own gochujang at home in less than 10 minutes. No fermentation needed!



  • 1/4 cup gochugaru (Korean chili pepper flakes) 
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons red miso paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Add gochugaru, water, honey, and miso paste to a pot and stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles. 
  2. Turn off the heat and leave for 15 minutes. 
  3. Stir in sake, vinegar and salt, and transfer the mixture to a bowl. Let cool to room temperature. 
  4. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Keywords: condiment, seasoning, red pepper paste

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