Korean Seasoned Soy Sauce Recipe

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Recipe adapted from Asian Tofu by Andrea Nguyen (Ten Speed Press)

Korean Seasoned Soy Sauce
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Korean Seasoned Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Korean or Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Korean red pepper powder (gochu garu)
  • 2 tablespoons lightly packed finely chopped green onion, white and green parts
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted then crushed with a mortar and pestle
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, water, sesame oil and sugar, until the sugar has dissolved. Add the garlic, red pepper powder, green onion and sesame seeds. Set aside for about 15 minutes for the flavors to develop. The sauce can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to a week.
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