Our gochujang recipes are the perfect way to add a little warming spice to your dish. Made from red chilli peppers, sticky rice, fermented soya beans and salt, it will also give your recipes a deeper savoury flavour as well as adding heat.

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The recipes below will provide you with some innovative new ways to use gochujang, making this paste a familiar favourite your cooking repertoire. Use it in marinades, sauces, soups and dressings for a punch. Find out what gochujang is and where to buy it with our handy tips.


Gochujang recipes

Gochujang swede noodles

Roast cubes of swede in a fiery gochujang sauce for an easy midweek meal that require little hands-on cooking. If you've got other veg knocking about use it in this dish, this is a great recipe to add and adapt to your liking.

Two bowls of gochujang swede noodles

Silken tofu

The unique soft texture of silken tofu makes it a winning option for an array of vegan dishes. This recipe made with gochujang, soy sauce and sesame seeds is a delicious dish, perfect as a starter or main.

Plate of silken tofu coated in soy sauce and topped with crispy onions and spring onions

Tempeh rice bowl

Humble oats are transformed into a nutritional powerhouse topping for this gochujang tempeh bowl. The topping lasts a week so is a great one to meal-prep.

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Tempeh rice bowl garnished with avocado, carrot ribbons, cucumber and kale

Ginger and blueberry pancakes with gochujang-glazed bacon and maple syrup

Take sweet and savoury to a whole new height with warming ginger and juicy fresh blueberries. Top with some sticky gochujang-glazed bacon to serve.

Gochujang-glazed bacon on ginger and blueberry pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup on a plate

Gochujang roasted root veg

Use up your glut in this simple roasted root veg recipe for a punchy side dish that will have you coming back for more.

A tray of Gochujang-roasted root veg

Gochujang roast celeriac noodle bowls

Bursting with colour and flavour, these vegan gochujang roast celeriac noodle bowls are packed with protein for a filling lunch or dinner. With spicy celeriac, crispy radishes and bright edamame beans, this will become a weekly favourite.

A white bowl filled with brown soba noodles, green edamame, roasted celeriac and black sesame seeds

Gochujang chicken traybake

Try a different take for your next chicken traybake, using gochujang for a spicy kick, complete with sweet potato and tender stem broccoli. It's a colourful dinner choice your family will love.

A chicken leg, sweet potato and broccoli traybake

Gochujang egg mayo sandwich

Upgrade your egg mayo sandwiches by adding wasabi and gochujang to your mayonnaise. Our recipe has you making your own, but if you're pushed for time you could simply add this to some shop-bought mayo.

A white bread egg sandwich with gochujang paste

Gochujang buttered cauliflower

Try a brand new take on this everyday veg with this epic gochujang buttered cauliflower. Serve with sticky rice and cucumber pickle for a healthy vegetarian meal.

Cauliflower steaks in gochujang sauce, served with sticky rice and cucumber pickles

Baked cheesy kimchi fried rice

Pork and kimchi are a winning combination in this kimchi fried rice recipe. The crispy egg white is a welcome break between the salty and spicy bite, while the egg yolk adds another layer of lusciousness.

A white bowl of flavoured rice with a fried egg on top

Celeriac steak with mash and gochujang sauce

Slow-roasted celeriac steak has a wonderful meaty texture and the gochujang lifts the umami flavours to the next level. Be sure to pick a large, fresh celeriac, ideally without too many visible roots, to guarantee round celeriac steaks.

Celeriac steak with mash and gochujang sauce

Healthy miso chicken soup

Our healthy miso chicken soup is not only delicious, but is packed with nutrients and is a wonderful gut-friendly meal, thanks to the use of miso and gochujang, both fermented products.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Miso and Chilli

Gochujang cabbage, coriander and apple salad

Gochujang, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing vegetable salad. Roasted peanuts provide an added crunch and mint and coriander help give another pop of colour to this vibrant dish.

Korean Salad Recipe With Apples, Cabbage and Turnips

Korean chilli-cheese fries

Try a new take on chilli-cheese fries with a Korean twist. Chilli flakes and gochujang provide a moreish punch and create a dish that's bursting with flavour.

Korean Cheese Fries Recipe

Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad

This low-calorie vegan meal packs plenty of flavour and texture and the Korean dressing gives a fiery kick. Serve as a nutritious warm lunch or a healthy dinner.

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe With Mixed Grains

Bulgogi burgers with quick-pickled cucumbers

Up your beef burger game with our bulgogi burgers flavoured with soy sauce and gochujang paste. Sesame seeds give the burgers some added texture and pickled cucumbers and shredded cabbage provide some extra crunch in every bite.

Korean Burger Recipe For Bulgogi Burgers with Gochujang

Jjigae beef and kimchi stew

Warm up with a bowl of spicy beef and kimchi stew. In Korea, jjigaes are often served up as communal dishes so make a big batch and share around for a hearty meal.

Kimchi Jjigae Soup with Beef

Korean meatball noodles

If you want to try something different with your meatballs, these Korean meatballs with noodles might do the trick. Add some crunchy stir-fry vegetables and you've got yourself a punchy midweek meal.

Korean Meatball Recipe with Noodles

Korean haggis

For a unique dinner party side, try our Korean haggis for a dish that will impress your guests, but is still easy to make.

Korean Haggis Recipe

Gochujang steak salad

Our Korean-style steak salad is high in protein and low in carbs. It's quick and easy to make, but still packed with flavour, so it's a great midweek meal option.

Asian Beef Salad Recipe

Korean fried cauliflower rice

For a quick and easy dish that uses up some storecupboard ingredients, try this Korean fried cauliflower rice. Top with a fried egg that's crispy round the edges with a runny yolk to mix in the rice.

korean cauliflower

Korean Philly cheese steak with Russian dressing

This recipe is a clever mashup of Korean and American flavours, and results in a deliciously moreish sandwich that would make a filling weekend lunch.

Three sub rolls loaded with steak, cheese and sauce on a white plate

Grilled mackerel with Korean chilli

This grilled mackerel with Korean chilli is deceptively easy to make and would be the perfect date night starter. Serve with spicy spring onions flavoured with chilli powder and white balsamic vinegar.

Grilled Mackerel Recipe With Korean Chilli

Kimchi grilled cheese toastie

Make your own kimchi and serve in these grilled cheese toasties for a spicy lunch you'll want to make over and over again.

Kimchie Grilled Cheese Toastie Recipe

Slow-braised Korean short ribs

For a mouth-watering weekend project, make these slow-braised Korean short ribs. We've provided cooking instructions for the oven and slow cooker so you can use the option that works best for you.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Korean fried chicken

Served with a fiery gochujang red sauce or black soy sauce and a side of pickled white radish, these Korean fried chicken wings are irresistible.

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Korean Fried Chicken Recipe

Burrata, romesco and red chilli

Edinburgh’s Noto uses gochujang to add a spicy kick to a Spanish romesco sauce. Paired with creamy burrata, it makes an easy, no-cook festive starter.

A whole burrata ball on a small serving plate with romesco pepper underneath it and on top

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