Ssamjang (Korean Barbecue Paste)

ssamjang korean barbecue paste

Ssamjang (Korean Barbecue Paste)

Ssamjang (Korean Barbecue Paste)Jason Lang

While this thick, spicy-sweet paste—a combination of doenjang and gochujang—is primarily used to glaze barbecued meats or as a condiment for lettuce wraps, it can also be a dip for cold vegetables like carrots, cucumber, or Korean peppers. The inclusion of walnuts is chef Hooni Kim's personal touch, which adds earthiness and gives the sauce more texture.