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Spicy Korean Gochujang Pork Stir Fry

Get a jar of gochujang/Korean chili paste and learn how to prepare delicious Korean dishes such as this quick, easy, and super yummy spicy gochujang pork stir-fry.
Ingredients for spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry: pork, onion, apple, ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, toasted sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds.

Ingredients for spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry: pork, onion, apple, ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, toasted sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds.

Learning a new cuisine is fun but can be challenging. That’s why it is important to start with an easy recipe that will keep you motivated to keep on learning.

This spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry is a good starting recipe for anyone new to Korean cooking. Aside from gochujang, the rest of the ingredients should be very familiar if you regularly cook Asian dishes at home.

(1) Sauté garlic and onion. (2) Add pork and its marinating sauce. (3) Toss in scallions and sesame seeds.

(1) Sauté garlic and onion. (2) Add pork and its marinating sauce. (3) Toss in scallions and sesame seeds.

Ingredients for spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry

We will need thinly sliced pork, onion, apple, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, toasted sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds.

Apple

Use any variety of apple with a sweet taste, such as Fuji apples. You can also use Asian pears to replace apples.

Gochujang

Gochujang is a staple seasoning in Korean cuisine. Commonly translated as Korean chili paste, this spicy condiment is made from red chilies, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt.

You can find gochujang in any Asian market, and lately, I have even spotted gochujang in mainstream grocery stores. The chili paste usually comes in a plastic tub or a glass jar. If you often prepare Korean dishes at home, you can easily finish a 500-gram tub/jar within two months.

Spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry, garnished with thinly sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry, garnished with thinly sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Step-by-step cooking guide

1. Prepare marinade

Use a food processor/blender to puree onion, apple, ginger, and garlic. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, and toasted sesame oil.

2. Marinade pork

Add pork to the bowl of marinade. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.

3. Stir fry pork

Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and onion until onion is translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add pork along with all the marinating sauce. Stir and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce is thick and the pork is cook. Turn off the heat and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

4. Serving

Serve the pork stir-fry immediately with steamed white rice.

Serve spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry hot with steamed white rice.

Serve spicy Korean gochujang pork stir-fry hot with steamed white rice.

Spicy Korean Gochujang Pork Stir Fry

5.0 from 5 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 500 gram (1.1 lb) pork, thinly sliced
  • Marinade
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1 small apple from any sweet variety, peeled and cored
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Other ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare marinade: Use a food processor/blender to puree onion, apple, ginger, and garlic. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with soy sauce, brown sugar, gochujang, and toasted sesame oil.
  2. Marinade pork: Add pork to the bowl of marinade. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Stir fry pork: Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and onion until onion is translucent, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add pork along with all the marinating sauce. Stir and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce is thick and the pork is cook. Turn off the heat and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
  5. Serving: Serve the pork stir-fry immediately with steamed white rice.
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Comments

  • Cate Cate says:

    This looks so yummy and easy to make! Love the addition of the apple, saving to try soon!

  • cyndy cyndy says:

    Oh my, you had me at gochujang! I love to cook with it and this looks like a great weeknight recipe for me this week!

  • Christian Guzman Christian Guzman says:

    So much flavor! I've never eaten Korean food before and I'll be back for more. It was delicious!

  • Emily Emily says:

    I love everything about this spicy Korean pork stir fry! Your instructions made it simple to follow and our whole family loved it!

  • Jacqueline Meldrum Jacqueline Meldrum says:

    I love that marinade and that you added apple. I really have to try it.

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