Burdock in Spicy Kochu Jang Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Roots

By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

Kochu jang, Korean hot bean paste, was easier to find than I thought it would be. Without a Korean market close by, I found this paste at a well-stocked Japanese market and then later saw it at two other Asian markets. (The romanization of Korean varies; another popular spelling for this sauce is gochujang.) Considered a must-have ingredient for Korean cuisine, this alluring paste is sweet, sour, and hot but not killer hot like some Chinese bean pastes I have used. Although yo