Sriracha sauce

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Sriracha sauce, a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt, has gained international fame for its versatility and distinctive taste. Originating from the coastal city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand, sriracha was initially a local Thai condiment served mainly with seafood. Its popularity soared globally, particularly in the United States, where it has been incorporated into a wide array of dishes, ranging from eggs and burgers to cocktails and even desserts. The sauce is celebrated for its perfect balance of heat, sweetness, and tanginess.

Serves: +10
  • Fresh red chili peppers 500 g
  • Garlic 40 g
  • Brown sugar 100 g
  • Distilled white vinegar 120 ml
  • Water 60 ml
  • Salt 10 g
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  • Roughly chop the chili peppers. If you prefer a milder sauce, you can remove the seeds and membranes from some or all the chilies.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the chopped chili peppers, garlic, brown sugar, white vinegar, water, and salt. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the blended mixture to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can add a little more water to reach your desired consistency.
  • For a smoother sauce, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the solids with a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Transfer the strained sauce to sterilized bottles or jars. Let it cool to room temperature before sealing.

Storage Tips

Sriracha sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. The high vinegar content helps preserve the sauce.

Useful Properties of the Main Ingredient

Chili peppers, the main ingredient in sriracha, are rich in vitamins C and A, which are known for their antioxidant properties. Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, has been linked to various health benefits, including pain relief and improved heart health.

Interesting Facts

  • The name “Sriracha” is not trademarked in Thailand, leading to many variations of the sauce. In contrast, the Huy Fong Foods’ version of sriracha sauce, recognizable by its green cap and rooster logo, is sometimes referred to as “rooster sauce” in the United States.
  • Sriracha sauce’s unique combination of ingredients makes it not just hot but also rich and slightly sweet, differentiating it from other hot sauces.
  • The original Thai version of sriracha tends to be thinner and tangier than the thicker, sweeter style popularized by Huy Fong Foods in America.

This homemade sriracha sauce recipe allows you to customize the heat and thickness to suit your taste, offering a delicious way to add spice and flavor to any meal.

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