Chicken with Snow Pea Sprouts and Gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste) Stir Fry Recipe

Chicken with Snow Pea Shoots and Gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste) Stir Fry Recipe a2

The exciting part of trying a new recipe is to broaden my cooking skill and adding new flavours to my day-to-day meals.  You know, all the good stuff. But after enjoying the good, here is the down side: what am I going to do with leftover ingredients in excess of the recipe requirement? Well this happens to me sometimes.

I was left with some mince chicken and snow pea sprouts after making the delicious Vietnamese street food at home. Being the person who hates food wastage, I made full use of the leftover ingredients in my next dish – sweet and spicy chicken and snow pea sprouts with Gochujang (Korean hot bean paste).

This dish was similar to my previous post on chow mac using Gochujang with beef mince and broccolini.  This goes to show that the popular Korean condiment can be a versatile stir fry flavour base. If you are not sure what goes well with Gochujang, pair it with garlic  and/or  ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce.  This is the “formula” I stick to and you can’t go wrong with it. If you find the paste to be on the spicy (hot) side, I’d balanced it with a bit of kecap manis (Indonesian sweet sauce) or brown sugar.

If you are a first time user of Gochujang, I recommend you start with half a teaspoon and work your way up. My beloved and I have a pretty good tolerance towards hot food, hence I added a teaspoon full of the paste for this recipe.  Garlicky, gingery, sweet, spicy and savoury… this simple stir fry delivers well-rounded flavours which went really well with steamed rice.  Served it in a bowl and eat with chopsticks and you’ve got yourself a comforting and well balanced meal in a flash!

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Chicken with Snow Pea Shoots and Gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste) Stir Fry Recipe a1

Because of the versatility of stir fry, it is my go-to option to use up most of the leftover perishables in the fridge.

What’s your practice in minimising food waste in your household?

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One Response to Chicken with Snow Pea Sprouts and Gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste) Stir Fry Recipe
  1. Finla
    September 21, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    I don’t thin we get this vegg here but i am sure gonna try this dish but then with some other vegg in it. Super Delicious and I am so pleased that i found your blog.

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