Ssam as in the famous Momofuku Ssam Bar means a wrap, and jang means a sauce. Ssamjang, literally translated as a dipping sauce for wraps, is an indispensable part of Korean BBQ and also makes a healthy dipping sauce for vegetables.
There are many ready-made ssamjangs sold in market these days, but nothing beats home-made ssamjang like this one. This special recipe comes from my mother-in-law's kitchen.
This recipe makes multiple servings. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
soybean paste (dwenjang, 2 cup)
chili paste (gochujang, 1/2 cup)
garlic (6 cloves)
apple juice (2/3 cup)
jalepeno (2, ground)
red pepper (1, ground)
onion (1/2, ground)
sugar (1/2 tbl)
sesame oil (2 tbl)
1.Blend the onion, garlic, jalapeno and red pepper with apple juice in a mixer.
2.Combine soybean paste and chili paste
3.Combine the mix from Steps 1 and 2.
4.Add sugar to the mix from Step 3.
5.Add sesame oil and mix thoroughly.