Apple ssamjang 사과쌈장

Maangchi is everyone favorite Korean cooking guru. From her endearing sense of humor to her love and respect of her fans she make Korean cooking in the states not only possible but enjoyable. Apple ssamjang is a condiment used for Korean bar-b-que, greens, rice, meat and ssamjang are all wrapped in a delicious bundle and eaten in one bite. Her video not only provides a great recipe but also some fun cultural insights as well

Traditionally ssamjang is made with a sweetener, the apples are a Maangchi originally, and they add a delicious sweetness and crunch to the sauce. Because the deonjang is so salty I balanced it out by still adding a little honey as well. 

1/4 c. deonjang paste
1 Tbsp. gochujang
2 large sweet apples
2 cloves garlic
1 green onion
1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp. honey

Sesame seeds, cooked rice, greens, to serve

Peel, core, and finely chop the apple. Mix everything together until well mixed and thoroughly combined.  

Eat in a lettuce wrap with rice and BBQ if using.

Original Picture - Post updated 8/8/2019


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