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Korean Dipping Sauce for Bulgogi
Bulgogi is the classic Korean barbecue dish: strips of marinated beef grilled over a smoky fire

Ingredients:
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon finely minced scallion
1/2 tablespoon Korean chili paste (gochu jang)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/4 cup soy sauce

Directions:
Sprinkle the garlic with a little salt, and mince to a paste. Place the garlic paste in a mixing bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, and blend well. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator for a few days.

Bulgogi is the classic Korean barbecue dish: strips of marinated beef grilled over a smoky fire. Each diner gets a small bowl filled with an extremely tasty dipping sauce for the beef strips. There's moderate heat in the following version; up the amount of Korean chili paste (gochu jang) if you want it hotter. If you can't find gochu jang, substitute the more widely available Chinese chili paste. Makes about 1/2 cup