What is gochujang?

Gochujang is a spicy Korean pepper paste made from red chilli peppers, sticky rice, fermented soya beans and salt. It not only adds chilli heat to dishes but a deep savouriness from the fermented soya beans. It can be used in marinades, sauces and soups, among other things.

Where to buy gochujang

Cooks' ingredients Gochujang Chilli Paste, £1.69/105g, Waitrose

Chung Jung One Sunchang, £5.95/500g, Amazon

Gochujang recipes

Gochujang cabbage, coriander and apple salad

Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.

Korean Salad Recipe With Apples, Cabbage and Turnips

Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad

Pack plenty of texture into this low-calorie vegetarian salad with roast sweet potatoes, mixed grains, radishes and cucumber, and lift with a punchy Korean dressing.

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe With Mixed Grains

Korean-style chicken stew

A hearty dish with a gochujang kick to heat things up over the winter months.

Korean Chicken Stew Recipe with Gochujang