Kocheejung (Korean BBQ Sauce)
From Sharon White
This is the recipe for Korean BBQ sauce. It makes a huge batch, enough to last Anglos for perhaps a lifetime or Korean families for only a year, but not to worry, put it in clean jars in a dark place, and refrigerate after opening. It keeps for years unopened and the flavor enhances with age.
5 gallon water boiled
Add 4-5 lbs. barley malt flour to 1 gallon water and stir.
Add this barley water to boiling water. Repeat.
For Second Step:
In large bowl, mix:
64 oz. Yamaizumi mild miso bean paste and 40 lbs. soy bean paste fermented.
Add 40 oz. sue bee clover honey and 6.6 lbs. Korean malt syrup or corn syrup.
Add 1 gal ground red peppers.
Add boiling barley water, after having boiled for at least 20 minutes.
Add another 32 oz. honey or maple syrup.
Add another 5 gal. barley water, if necessary to achieve proper consistency. Can in sterilized jars from the dishwasher and store. Serve with Kalbi-Korean short ribs, or any other Asian food, as a spicy dipping sauce, or used in various cooking.
IF YOU MUST BUY KOCHEEJUNG FROM THE KOREAN GROCER AND NOT MAKE IT FROM SCRATCH, BUY THE BEST QUALITY ONES SUCH AS THE ONE FEATURED ABOVE.