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Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce Recipe

My easy-to-make Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce all the bold flavor and umami flavor of the best store-bought brand without all the corn syrup and preservatives.
5 from 48 votes
12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Korean
Servings 12
Calories 98 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor mini food processor works fine
  • Small saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small Bosc Pear peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tablespoon ginger minced
  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Mirin
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili oil or Sriracha
  • 1 green onion minced

Instructions
 

  • Chop pear, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, and pear to a food processor along with ¼ cup water.
  • Add the brown sugar and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the puree from the food processor into a small saucepan.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (soy sauce, Mirin, rice vinegar, black pepper, crushed red pepper, toasted sesame oil, chili oil, and minced green onion).
  • Simmer 10-12 min on low heat to thicken. When the sauce reaches the desired consistency, remove from heat and cool completely before putting into a clean glass jar. Makes approximately 1 pint.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Korean Barbecue Dipping Sauce Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
98
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.3
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.04
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Sodium
 
619
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
106
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
21
g
23
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
39
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.

Keyword barbecue, BBQ, dipping sauce, Korean
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