Mixed Soybean & Chili Pepper Paste

Ssamjang is a mixed paste of gochujang (red chili pepper paste), dwenjang (fermented soybean paste) and other seasonings. It is frequently used as a condiment for wrapping a cooked meat and cooked rice within vegetable leaves such as lettuces, cabbages and sesame leaves. It is also widely used as a dip for fresh pepper, cucumber and carrot, and it can be applied as a salad dressing.  Ssamgjang can be homemade or purchased at Korean supermarkets in readily available jars.


Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup gochujang
  • ½ cup dwenjang
  • 1 tbsp minced red pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced green pepper
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp sesame
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix the ingredients and mix well with lots of sesame oil.
Recipe Ingredients: Beef-stirred Ssamjang
  • 3½ oz beef
  • 1 cup gochujang (red chili pepper paste)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook the meat in the pan with sliced garlic, then add rice wine with red pepper paste to pan fry it.
  2. Add water to taste, and add sugar and sesame.
  3. Add sesame oil and mix all ingredients.