One of the delightful aspects of Korean barbecue is that the succulent cuts of meat are often accompanied by dipping sauces. You grip the meat with chopsticks or wrap it in lettuce, and dip it in the sauce before eating it. One of the prime ingredients of Korean dipping sauce is pepper paste. Here you can exercise a little creativity, upping the heat of your Korean barbecue meal by your choice of peppers.
A pretty good recipe for pepper paste can be found on the Epicurious site. At the center of the list of ingredients is a quarter cup of Sorrento or red jalapenos. However there is no reason to not use habaneros or something hotter, and mix it in a blender with the other ingredients.
The pepper paste is then mixed in with a number of other ingredients, including garlic, onion, and sesame oil to make the dipping sauce.
Typically, in a Korean restaurant, barbecue is cooked at the table using a built-in grill. Meats include thin slices of beef, marinated chicken, duck, spareribs, and so on. The meat is often accompanied by lettuce, slicing of onion or jalapeno, and scallion salad.
Cooking Korean barbecue at home should be easy on the home grill. The trick is in preparing the cuts of meat and the accompaniments in the approved fashion. However, the addition of a good dipping sauce, based around pepper paste, will make the meal a memorable one, an alternative to the more typical fare that comes off the backyard grill.
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