Gochujang Powder

Gochujang Powder

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Gochujang Powder captures the heat and spice of traditional Korean gochujang paste in a convenient, shelf-stable powder perfect for dry applications.

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Gochujang Powder captures the heat and spice of traditional Korean gochujang paste in a convenient, shelf-stable powder perfect for dry applications. 

Gochujang paste is one of the key condiments used extensively in traditional Korean cuisine. It is made by mashing together cooked soybeans, malted barley, powdered rice and pulverized chiles (often the signature gochugaru chiles so closely identified with Korean cooking) and allowing the resulting mash to ferment into a spicy red paste.

Gochujang paste has been a household staple in Korea since at least the 1700s, not long after the chile pepper was introduced to Asia by the European travelers who brought chiles from South and Central America to the rest of the world. 

In its most traditional form, the fermentation step of gochujang manufacturing took place outdoors in covered pottery vessels. Originally families made their own gochujang, but as food production became more centralized, gochujang became a product more easily made en masse by specialized producers than by individual households.

Gochujang provides a vibrant counterpoint accentuating the grilled, stewed, preserved and stir-fried foods that form the basis of Korean cuisine. While it is often served as is, gochujang is also used as the base for other condiments and sauces like ssamjang, an onion and chile sauce served with Korean lettuce wraps called sangchussam.

Our Gochujang Powder is an authentic representation of the flavor of traditional gochujang paste. It is made from real gochugaru chile flakes and is seasoned with our red miso powder and soy sauce powder to produce real gochujang flavor in a dry form. Gochujang Powder is perfect for dry applications such as dusting cooked foods just before serving, or seasoning fried or crisp foods like French fries or kale chips.