Gochujang is a Korean mother sauce--a sweet and spicy base for so many recipes. Gochujang-flavored butter is delicious with shrimp and scallops.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 wraps
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat butter and sesame oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in white parts of green onion and garlic; cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in gochujang, soy sauce, and honey; toss to coat.

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  • Stir cucumber, carrot, green parts of green onion, and sesame seeds together in a small bowl.

  • Top lettuce leaves with shrimp mixture and cucumber mixture. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Note:

If using frozen shrimp, thaw before proceeding with the recipe.

Editor's Note:

Gochujang (GOH-choo-jung) is a thick red paste made from fermented soybeans, dried chiles (gochugaru), garlic, and other seasonings. It's sweet, spicy, and salty. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 162.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Instead of wrapping the shrimp in butter lettuce I added chicken broth to the sauce and served it over rice noodles. I love the gochujang spicy sauce but more of it would have made the dish too intense. Thinning the sauce with chicken broth was just the right touch. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2019
Instead of wrapping the shrimp in butter lettuce I added chicken broth to the sauce and served it over rice noodles. I love the gochujang spicy sauce but more of it would have made the dish too intense. Thinning the sauce with chicken broth was just the right touch. I will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2020
I made this tonight because I was trying to figure out something to make with gochujang. And I was craving seafood, soooo... I didn't have any rice to eat as a side, so I added rice noodles (just a little bit) and I didn't have the lettuce leaves they recommended, but I did have romaine. I can't tell you what the original recipe tastes like, but I can tell you this is delicious!! will definitely make this again!! Read More
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