Gochujang Aioli

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Make this cheat version of Korean Gochujang Aioli in under 5 minutes. Serve this versatile sauce with just about anything (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Gochujang aioli served in a bowl.
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About Gochujang Aioli

Gochujang Aioli is a versatile Korean sauce used for dipping and spreading. This cheat’s version of this sauce is easy, creamy, and takes hardly 5 minutes to prepare.

This super-addictive sauce gets its spicy flavor from Gochujang (Korean chili paste). It is cut by the creaminess and slightly sweet mayonnaise taste, resulting in a beautiful flavored Gochujang aioli sauce. The fermented flavor of gochujang adds a subtle tangy taste to the spread.

Gochujang aioli is spicy and tangy, and making it at home has many benefits. Homemade sauce is free of any added chemicals and artificial colors. It is also much more economical to make at home. Plus, you can control the spice level as per your taste preference.

This sauce is vegetarian and gluten-free.

You can easily double or triple this recipe as per your requirements.

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Ingredients

Gochujang aioli ingredients

To prepare this addictive Gochujang aioli sauce, you will need 5 ingredients – mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, gochujang paste, and salt.

Mayonnaise adds a creamy texture and a slightly sweet flavor to this dipping sauce. On the other side, sour cream provides a slightly tangy taste and adds to the dip’s creamy texture.

You can use any mayonnaise of your choice – eggless, full-fat, or low-fat- all works fine.

Choosing sour cream is also totally up to you. Choose low-fat cream or full-fat sour cream as per your liking.

Gochujang, the star ingredient, adds a spicy taste, and due to its fermented property, it gives it a slightly tangy taste, too. You can adjust the quantity of Gochujang as per the spice level you need.

You will get gochujang in the Asian aisle of your supermarket, or you can order it online here.

Add in fresh garlic to enhance the taste even more.

How To Make Gochujang Aioli

Add

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon gochujang
  • ½ teaspoon salt

to a medium size mixing bowl.

All the ingredients added to a bowl.

Mix it well using a small wire whisk.

Check for salt and add more if needed.

Chill the sauce in the fridge for 2 hours and serve.

Ready gochujang aioli.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gochujang?

A Korean red chili paste, Gochujang, is commonly used to spice up dishes in Korean cooking. This thick and sticky paste is prepared with glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, red chili pepper flakes, salt, and sometimes sweeteners.

Due to its fermented nature, Gochujang adds a pungent flavor and a spicy taste to the recipes. The spice level can differ depending on the various brands, so select the paste according to your spice level.

Which mayonnaise is best to use in this recipe?

Try to get your hands on Korean mayo or Kewpie Japanese mayonnaise; it complements the Gochujang well. They might be available in the Asian section of grocery stores.

But if you do not get it, you can use regular American mayo for this sauce. You can even try using an eggless mayonnaise for an egg-free version.

Usage Suggestions

Gochujang Aioli is a super versatile sauce that can be used as a spread for your burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and hot dogs or as a dip for appetizers, potato fries, wedges, or even vegetable sticks. It tastes great with roasted pork, bacon, and chicken.

It can be used to marinate chicken, fish, shrimp, or other meat. Adding a little aioli can make your boiled eggs or omelet breakfast more delicious.

Storage Suggestions

Gochujang Aioli can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 4 to 5 days. Use a clean and dry spoon every time you remove the sauce from the container, and make sure to close the lid properly again.

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Make this cheat version of Korean Gochujang Aioli in under 5 minutes. Serve this versatile sauce with just about anything (vegetarian, gluten-free).
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Gochujang Aioli Recipe

Make this cheat version of Korean Gochujang Aioli in under 5 minutes. Serve this versatile sauce with just about anything.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (full-fat, low-fat or eggless)
  • ¼ cup sour cream (full-fat or low-fat)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon gochujang
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
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Instructions 

  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, gochujang, and salt to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Mix it well using a small wire whisk.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Chill the sauce for 2 hours in the fridge and serve.

Video

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Notes

You can adjust the quantity of Gochujang as per the spice level you need.
If you can get your hands on Korean mayo or Kewpie Japanese mayonnaise, it complements the Gochujang well. They might be available in the Asian section of the grocery stores. But if you do not get it, you can use the regular American mayo for this sauce. You can even try using an eggless mayonnaise for an egg-free version.
You can easily double or triple this recipe as per your requirements.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 187mg, Potassium: 41mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 89IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg
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