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What’s the Difference Between Gochujang and Sriracha? [Video]

And can you substitute one for the other?

Published Sept. 13, 2018.

Korean gochujang and Thai sriracha are both bright, potent sauces that make great ingredients or condiments. But their differences go beyond their country of origin. In this video, America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country TV co-host Bridget Lancaster and cast member Elle Simone discuss the sauces’ unique flavor profiles and how to substitute one for the other.

How to Make Your Own Sriracha

Homemade Sriracha

Just as good as the store-bought stuff, but with none of the preservatives.
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Black + Decker Performance FusionBlade Blender

This top-rated inexpensive blender is notably quiet, doesn’t stain or trap odors, and will get your homemade sriracha silky smooth.
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All-Clad Stainless 4-Qt Sauce Pan

We simmer the hot sauce in a large saucepan to reduce it and concentrate its flavors. This saucepan can do that and anything else you demand of it.
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Prepworks Thinstore Collapsible Funnel

Don’t spill a drop of your sriracha while transferring it to a plastic squeeze bottle.
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What’s your favorite way to use gochujang and sriracha? Let us know in the comments! And to get some ideas, check out these recipes:

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