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Looking for BBQ sauce recipe with mild peanut flavor

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Heirloom BBQ in Atlanta has a Korean BBQ sauce that is red and has a mild peanut flavor.  A review of the restaurant also described the sauce as a "spicy Korean gochujang with its intense burst of chile, garlic and sugar."

 

The sauce is still red, thinner than average, mildly translucent.

 

Does anyone know of a recipe like this?  This is incredible and great with pulled chicken.

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Gochujang is a fermented chili/bean paste available in Asian markets. I don't have a specific recipe but in addition to the Gochujang there is a combination of Garlic, Ginger, Sesame Oil, the peanut taste,Brown Sugar, Rice Vinegar and Fish Sauce but Soy Sauce can be substituted. Do a search for Korean Fried Chicken and you will find a variety of recipes with varying proportions of the above and will get you started to get what you are looking for...JJ

 

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post #3 of 5
I would make a sauce like normal and add this Korean stuff and/or peanut butter. Tasting as I go to get it just right.

Maybe use the above mentioned Korean paste and add soy sauce and what ever seems missing as you go.

If you find a good combination tell us. I think it could be a good addition. Got me thinking of adding peanut butter to one of my sauces for chicken or pork.

Mel

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post #4 of 5
Please post your results. I make a hot BBQ sauce. This would be good milder.
post #5 of 5

Give this a try. Gochujang is pretty spicy, you may wish to start with less (2T) and add as desired..JJ

 

Korean BBQ Juice

 

1/4C Gochujang, Korean Red Pepper Paste

1/4C Soy Sauce or Fish Sauce

1/4C Honey

2T Mirin, Sweet Rice Wine

2T Rice or White Vinegar or as needed

1T Toasted Sesame Oil

1T Garlic, minced fine.

1tsp Grated Fresh Ginger

1T Peanut Butter (optional)*

Water as needed

 

Combine Gochujang, Soy Sauce, Honey, Mirin and Rice Vinegar.

Whisk until combined and set aside.

Add the Sesame Oil to a sauce pan and heat over medium heat.

Add the Garlic and Ginger and saute briefly until fragrant.

Add the sauce ingredients to the pan and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.

Simmer to desired thickness adding Water as needed.

Taste and adjust adding more Vinegar or Honey to taste.

Makes about 1 Cup Sauce. 

 

*Note: If using Peanut Butter, thin with water or Mirin until pourable then combine with the first group of ingredients. Some recipes add Ketchup but it is not traditional.


Edited by Chef JimmyJ - 1/26/14 at 11:37pm
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