Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

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About Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Sriracha is a chile sauce made with ground chilies and garlic then blended into a smooth paste.  The sauce is very flavorful with a nice amount of heat.

How To Use

Essentially this sauce is the Vietnamese equivalent of ketchup and can be used in the same way.

  • Soups
  • Sauces
  • Pizza
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Chowmein
  • Top deviled eggs

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Recipe

By: Dave Drum

For those so inclined, here is a recipe for making your own sriracha hot sauce:

Fill a container half full with peeled garlic cloves. Fill the rest of the way with 2 (at least) habaneros and a mix of dried serrano and cayenne pods that have been stemmed but not seeded. Add 1 tablespoon of non-iodized salt and fill the container (to cover chile pods and garlic) with 5% strength white vinegar. Cider vinegar or wine vinegar will work but will give you a different flavor.

As the chile pods re-hydrate top up the liquid with water or vinegar. After a few days to a week of steeping in the vinegar dump the whole mess into the food processor or blender and puree until a smooth, thick consistency is reached. If the mixture is too thick it may be thinned with vinegar or water.

The resulting sauce is tangy, quite garlicky and very tasty. Mixed 50/50 with ketchup it makes a very nice seafood cocktail sauce. Or it can serve as a salsa on tortilla chips. It's very versatile.

Where To Buy

This popular sauce has become increasing easy to find.  You can purchase it in most well-stocked grocery stores.  Whole Foods stores carry the sauce or you can buy online:  Huy Fong, Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, 17 Ounce Bottle

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Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.