This deeply flavored, spicy Korean sauce gets its name from ssam, meaning “wrapped,” and jang, meaning “sauce.” It’s often served with grilled dishes, including kalbi (barbecued short ribs) and dak gogi (barbecued chicken), which are eaten wrapped in lettuce with rice and this sauce. Once you start eating it, it’s hard to stop.
In a small bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients.
Make Ahead Tips
You can make the sauce up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate; bring to room temperature before serving.
nutrition information (per serving):
(per 1 Tbs.), Calories
1, Fat Calories
10, Saturated Fat
1, Monounsaturated Fat
2, Polyunsaturated Fat
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