Easy Saucy  Gochujang Pasta

-pasta of choice -olive oil -butter -minced garlic -gochujang -parmesan cheese -heavy cream -salt and black pepper -smoked paprika

ingredients You'll need

Boil pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. When ready, save 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the rest. Drizzle with olive oil to prevent burning.

step 1

Melt the butter over medium heat. Once it starts to sizzle, add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring very often, or until fragrant.

step 2

Add gochujang paste and stir. Toast the paste for 1-2 minutes, or until it darkens in color and caramelizes a little bit.

step 3

Then, add the heavy cream and half of the reserved pasta water. Stir until the sauce is creamy and smooth. Add salt and black pepper, and smoked paprika.

step 4

Add the cooked pasta to the creamy sauce, alongside the grated parmesan cheese. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the pasta is well coated.

step 5

Remove from the heat and give it a taste test. Add more salt or black pepper if needed, or more pasta water if you need to thin out the sauce.

step 6

Toasting the gochujang paste in oil or butter caramelizes it, and gives it a nutty flavor. It's an essential step to add flavor and sweetness to the sauce.


Serve this gochujang pasta immediately with more parmesan cheese on top and a few sprinkles of fresh parsley.