Tacohuaco

This magic paste could be used not only to make kimchi but also to roast vegetables (try potatoes!), meat, chicken, or in soups.

Ingredients

Yields 600 ml

  • 1 cup of chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 100 g of horseradish or ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • ¬Ĺ cup of water

Warnings

  • Soy sauce is¬†likely not gluten-free and¬†contains¬†wheat.

You will need

  • blender

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine all dry ingredients: chili flakes, salt, and coconut sugar. Mix until you have a consistent powder.
  2. Peel the garlic, horseradish or ginger, and onion. Quarter the onion.
  3. Add the¬†remaining ingredients: garlic, horseradish or¬†ginger, onion, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and¬†¬Ĺ cup of water. Mix until they form a¬†smooth paste. Add more water if¬†the¬†paste is¬†too¬†thick.

Notes & tips

The paste will keep forever in a sealed container in the fridge.

The easiest way to peel garlic is to smash it: put a clove of garlic on a cutting board, put your chef’s knife on top of it so the blade side lays on the clove, and hit the side of the knife with your hand. Now you could peel the clove.

This recipe is based on Roy Choi’s recipe from MasterClass.