Karen’s Mild Gochujang Mild Hot Sauce made with Gochugaru Chili Flakes
A “Mild” well-balanced Hot Sauce with enormous flavor. So simple to make you’ll be amazed!
A juicy mix ~ includes fresh red peppers and tomatoes for natural sweetness and Gochugaru Chili Flakes. The drizzling options are endless!
Gochugaru are Korean Chili Flakes – are vibrantly red in color and has a mild to moderate spicy taste with a hint of sweetness. I have used the coarser version (rather than the powder), which is widely used in Kimchi. I LOVE this brand: Boise Salt Co. Gochugaru Chili Flakes
Very fresh, great color & flavor and a steal at $6.95!
The sauce make the sandwich!
The Mild Hot Sauce is simply whisked with mayonnaise and drizzled eve this amazing Korean Egg Sandwich. If you are feeling more daring… and can take some heat, dot with more Gochujang chiles!
I call the hot sauce Gochujang with its texture is smooth rather than watery… so it can also be called a Gochugaru sauce ~ for the exact chilis it’s made from.
Hot Sauce Uses:
- Add to Mayonnaise (or try Greek yogurt) your new favorite sauce!
- Add a few dashes to melted butter – drizzle over everything!
- A nice mix in to swirl into your favorite dip
- Boost the flavor profile of your next marinade – great for chicken, tofu and veggies
- Use instead of salt for a flavor boost – think soups; a great way to jazz up the flavor
- Use as part of a salad dressing – great on composed salads, including rice salads
- A no brainer for mildly spicy chicken wings
- The perfect pairing to drizzle over fish tacos
- As a tortilla chip dip… add some diced fresh tomatoes and herbs
Also see my: Unbelievable Mild Apple Cider Hot Sauce
Enjoy this flavorful and versatile hot sauce!
Karen's Mild Gochujang Mild Hot Sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Gochugaru Chili Flakes*
- 2 teaspoons boiling water
- 1/4 cup fresh red pepper seeded, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cherry tomatoes seeded, coarsely chopped; I used 5 "sugar bomb" sweet type
- 3 teaspoons fresh garlic peeled, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon pure cane sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar I use Bragg Organic
- In a small bowl, add the Gochugaru chiles with the boiling water, let stand while you prep the rest of the hot sauce.
- Add ALL ingredients to a blender (I use a Vitamix) and run from low to high speed for a full minute and a half. I do not strain the hot sauce. That was easy!
- Add to a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
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