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Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Makes: About 3/4 cup

Ssamjang is a common Korean condiment served with many types of grilled, boiled, or stir fried meats. There are many different variations ranging from sweet and mild to salty and very hot, from a thin almost liquid paste to a thick almost solid paste. This is a basic version to get you started. Feel free to adjust quantities and ingredients until you arrive at the taste and texture you like best.


  1. 1Finely chop (mince) the garlic, chili peppers, and green onion.
  2. 2In a small mixing bowl, add all Ssam jang ingredients and mix well.
  3. 3Add a small amount of water if needed to maintain a mixable paste.
  4. 4Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
  5. 5Refrigerate until use.
  6. 6Goes with: kaibi

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