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How to Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce

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2 weeks 5 mins
Vadim Rachok
14.12.2023
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Making homemade Sriracha sauce is a great way to create your own spicy condiment right in your kitchen. This sauce will be a delicious addition to just about anything. This vibrant, spicy sauce is known for its rich flavor and versatility. You can prepare sriracha sauce with just a few ingredients. In addition, the preparation process does not require much effort on your part.

Crafting your own Sriracha sauce at home is a bold and rewarding venture. This spicy condiment, known for its vibrant flavor, adds a fiery kick to a myriad of dishes. The simplicity of the recipe coupled with the rich history of its iconic rooster bottle makes homemade Sriracha a flavorful journey for any kitchen enthusiast.

Brief History of the Bottle

The iconic green-capped rooster bottle is instantly recognizable to fans of Sriracha sauce. The emblematic rooster is actually the astrological sign of the sauce’s creator, David Tran. Tran, motivated by a desire to cater to Vietnamese immigrants longing for a taste of home, crafted this sauce.

Over time, Sriracha has gained immense popularity, becoming an essential addition to various dishes worldwide. Its versatile flavor profile makes it an ideal complement to an array of foods, ranging from soups and pizza to hot dogs and hamburgers.

Sriracha Sauce Ingredients

  • Red Chili Pepper: Provides a signature spicy taste and bright red color to the sauce.
  • Green Chili: Adds a depth of flavor and complexity to the heat profile of the sauce.
  • Jalapeños: Enhances heat and adds a distinct peppery flavor to the sauce.
  • Garlic: Adds aromatic flavor and heat to balance the heat of the peppers.
  • Brown Sugar: Sweets the sauce and helps balance the acidity of the vinegar.
  • Wine Vinegar: Adds heat to the sauce and provides acidity to balance the sweetness.
  • Water: Keeps the sauce from being too thick or too thin and helps achieve the desired consistency.
  • Salt: Enhances the overall flavor of the sauce and acts as a natural preservative for the sauce.

How to Make Sriracha Sauce?

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  1. First, wash the peppers well under cold water, halve them, and remove the seeds.
  2. Then, cut the peppers into slices.
  3. Add to the blender bowl. 
  4. Next, add garlic, sugar, wine vinegar, water, and salt to the peppers.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Strain through a sieve and pour into a jar with a lid.
  7. Leave in the refrigerator for 7-14 days.

Chef Recipe Tip:

  • It is important to clean the peppers from spoilage and dirt because the sauce can spoil during fermentation.

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How To Use Sriracha Sauce?

You can use a sriracha sauce to elevate a variety of dishes. It is tasty a topping for burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Also, you can combine sriracha with other condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup, or sour cream to create flavorful sauces. Remember to start with a small amount and adjust as you like.

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Why Ferment Hot Sauce?

Fermentation plays an important role in the preparation of Sriracha sauce. This process helps to enhance the flavors and makes the sauce more digestible and gut-friendly. Through fermentation, beneficial bacteria break down sugars and proteins, resulting in a spicy and complex flavor profile while potentially aiding digestion.

How to Store Sriracha Sauce?

To store Sriracha sauce, close the bottle tightly to prevent air from entering and store it in a cool, dark place such as a pantry or cabinet away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Once opened, the sauce should be refrigerated to preserve its freshness and flavor, as the cold temperature slows the growth of bacteria. For the best taste and quality, it’s important to use Sriracha within a reasonable time frame, check the expiration date, and consume it before it expires. Doing this will help preserve the delicious taste of Sriracha sauce for as long as possible.

A wonderful sauce recipe. In general, all fermented products are very valuable for gut health because they provide beneficial bacteria to our gut microbiome. Additionally, during fermentation, the sucrose molecule is broken down, so the sugar in this sauce should not concern you at all. If we look at this recipe from the perspective of Ayurveda and its approach to nutrition, the spicy taste of pepper ignites the digestive fire (Agni), accelerating metabolism and helping you feel lighter.

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How to Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce
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Author:Vadim Rachok
Sriracha sauce recipe: delicious condiment to your dish!
sriracha sauce
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 weeks
Total Time:
2 weeks 5 mins
Servings:
1
The ingredients you need:
7 ounces (200 g) red chili pepper
3,5 ounces (100 g) green chili pepper
1,8 ounces (50 g) jalapeños
5 cloves garlic
1,4 ounces (40 g) brown sugar
3,5 ounces (100 g) wine vinegar
3,5 ounces (100 g) water
0,3 ounces (8 g) salt
Let’s start !
1

Wash the peppers well under cold water, halve them, and remove the seeds.

2

Cut the peppers into slices.

3

Add to the blender bowl. 

4

Add garlic, sugar, wine vinegar, water, and salt to the peppers.

5

Blend until smooth.

6

Strain through a sieve and pour into a jar with a lid.

7

Leave in the refrigerator for 7-14 days.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 1 Calories: 357
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Sodium 242mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 3g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 13mg64%
Calcium 5mg0%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 74mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra layer of depth and smokiness in your homemade Sriracha, consider roasting the peppers before blending. Roasting intensifies their flavors, adding a nuanced complexity to the sauce. Just toss the peppers in a hot oven or char them on a stovetop flame until the skins blister. The result? A Sriracha with a delightful smoky undertone that elevates your culinary creations. Spice up your kitchen adventures!

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