Sure, you can buy kimchi at Asian markets and in the produce section of many supermarkets, but it’s easy—and satisfying—to make at home. You’ll need one special ingredient—gochugaru (Korean chile flakes), which you can purchase at a Korean market or online from Amazon.
Bacon and bourbon—two flavorings with deep roots in American barbecue. They come together in this smoky tangy barbecue sauce created by Project Smoke smoke wrangler and frequent Barbecue Board contributor, Rob Baas.
Ask most Americans to describe the perfect barbecue sauce and they’ll invoke a thick sweet red ketchup-based sauce with a zing of vinegar and a whiff of liquid smoke. In short, the sort of sauce Kansas City barbecue buffs have slathered on ribs and briskets for decades.
You wouldn’t want to eat this stuff straight, but spray it on roasting or smoking meat and it adds a world of flavor.
There’s a heap of flavor in this simple rub—the molasses sweetness of the brown sugar, the heat of the pepper, the vegetal sweetness of the paprika, and the slow burn of the cayenne.
Defined by the umami flavors of gochujang (a pungent spicy condiment made from fermented soybeans and sticky rice) and the slow burn of hot pepper powder, Korean barbecue satisfies our inexhaustible hunger for barbecue, fire, and spice.