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Spicy Korean Soju BBQ Sauce

Yields 6-8 servings

Recipe by Pam Malcontento, Nashville’s Whiskey Hound Co-Founder

Spicy Korean Soju BBQ Sauce


  • 2 medium garlic cloves peeled

  • 1/4 C Gochujang; Korean Chili Paste

  • 1/8 C Chili Paste such as Sabal Oelek

  • 1 Tbs Sesame Oil

  • 1/3 C Brewed, non-seasoned Rice Vinegar

  • 1 Tbs Soju; Korean Sprit

  • 1 Tsp Korean Chili Powder (you can you cayenne if you are a cheater…)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth; refrigerate.

  2. If you are pre-marinating meat such as chicken add additional Rice Vinegar to thin sauce

  3. Coat Ribs, Pork Butt, Chicken, etc. You can also use this as a stir fry sauce. Best to cook either on meats cooking or stir fried to develop Garlic flavor

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