Friday, May 22, 2009

I Heart Sriracha!

Do you know and love Sriracha hot sauce? If not, get thee to a store and pick up some. Tasty, spicy, sweet, umami-rific joy. It's like ketchup for foodies. Plus it comes in a squeeze bottle and who can resist the rooster on the package?

Uses and Recipe Ideas

Like many people, Steve and I use it like ketchup, especially on hamburgers. A quarter-sized dollop on a brioche roll, along with sliced red onion and romaine lettuce makes an unbelievably tasty burger. The best I've ever tasted.

The NY Times has a story on it this special sauce, along with some interesting recipes for it including Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna With Spicy Citrus Sauce.

The blog White on Rice posts a recipe for making your own Sriracha. Seems like a lot of work, but I admire their DIY spirit.

Perhaps not the most mouth-watering of ideas, another blog mixes Sriracha into bread dough for a Spicy Sriracha Bread.

And finally The Washington Post publishes a recipe for Sriracha-spiked Barbecue Sauce, which I will definitely make this this summer when we start smoking meats again.

How do you use the sauce?


  1. Hubby loves this sauce. He eats it on everything that he doesn't put worchesterchire sauce or sour cream on.

  2. i put it in my crabcake mix before i cook them, gives them a little bite

  3. cv: what a great idea for crab cakes. what else do you add?

  4. i do a crabcake from the blue moon cookbook; its lots of cilantro, fresh ginger, scallions, egg, breadcrumbs,salt&pepper, and chopped roasted green peppers...they are unbelievable