My no cook Korean sauce is guaranteed to be made again and again. That’s because it tastes fantastic (of course), but also because the sauce can be made with common kitchen items in five minutes and is very versatile.
I like to use the sauce as a marinade for pork, chicken, beef, or pan fired tofu. I’ve also simply poured it over my cooked protein and rice when rushed for time. If I have extra sauce, I eat it over wilted greens and steamed vegetables. Really, there’s nothing this Korean sauce can’t do.
Note: The following recipe makes enough sauce for cooked dishes, if you want to use it as a marinade for a family of four, I suggest doubling.
- 4 tablespoons high quality soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves of garlic
- Using the back of a knife, crush the garlic.
- Add all ingredients into a small bowl or zip lock bag and mix thoroughly.
That’s it! See how easy that was? Of course, you can vary the sauce to match your taste buds. If you want more garlic flavor, mince the garlic instead of crushing it. If you want to focus on the sweetness, change up the sweetener by using honey instead of brown sugar, or add a bit of hoisin for even more sweet. You could also try toasting the sesame seeds before adding them to the sauce. This sauce is meant to be played around with. Hope you enjoy it!
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