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Korean Cabbage Wraps with Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Yield Makes 18 wraps
A robust cousin of Sriracha, gochujang is a spicy-sweet fermented chili paste used in Korean dishes. Here it adds depth of flavor to a Korean-style barbecue sauce. Find it in the Asian section of supermarkets or Walmart.


  • Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chili paste)*
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 pound pulled barbecued pork (without sauce)
  • 18 savoy or napa cabbage leaves
  • Chopped oil-roasted cocktail peanuts

How to Make It

  1. Prepare Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad.

  2. While salad chills, process soy sauce and next 6 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup pork into each cabbage leaf; drizzle with soy sauce mixture. Spoon Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad over pork, using a slotted spoon. Top with desired amount of peanuts.

  4. *2 tsp. Asian hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha) may be substituted.

  5. Note: We tested with Annie Chun's Go-Chu-Jang Korean Sweet & Spicy sauce, available online at