1tablespoongochujang 고추장 (Korean red chili pepper paste)
1 tablespoonsugar (or honey or oligodang)
For basic ssamjang
Combine all the ingredients and mix well until everything is well incorporated.
If using optional ingredients, prepare the ingredients, combine and mix everything well.
For tuna ssamjang
Preheat a small pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the onion, scallion and garlic and stir fry until the onion is cooked.
Add the tuna, doenjang, gochujang and the remaining ingredients. Stir well for a few minutes until everything is well incorporated. You can stir in some water or rice wine (or mirin) if the sauce seems dry (2 to 3 tablespoons).
You can add other canned fish. Also, substitute tuna with ground meat or crushed tofu.