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Fresh Red Chili Sauce
(Put Gochujang)

Makes about 1 cup

Made with fresh peppers or chili powder, this is a chili paste that doesn't require fermentation. It's used as a seasoning for certain soups and noodles.

5 garlic cloves
10 red Korean chile peppers, coarsely chopped
          or 1 cup chili powder
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil

1. With a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic well. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, use a blender or food processor. Add the chile peppers or chili powder and pound (or grind) into a paste.

2. Transfer into a large bowl and add the oils, mixing until it becomes a coarse paste. Transfer into a glass jar with a tight lid and store in the fridge indefinitely.


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by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee
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