Do you have a bland dish that needs kicking up? Are you looking for that special secret ingredient that will make your meals the talk of the table? Are you looking for the perfect hot sauce, with the ideal blend of heat and complexity? Well then, look no further, because your search is over.
Tuong Ot Sriracha, better known as Sriracha or rooster sauce (not a translation), is the hot sauce that has been taking the culinary world by storm, and for good reason, it is obscenely delicious!
Sriracha is a hot sauce made with sun ripened chilies and garlic, which are ground into a smooth delicious paste. Sriracha, named for the coastal city of Si Racha, in Eastern thailand, provides almost any dish with an amazingly balanced heat and rich complexity of flavors.
In Thailand, Sriracha is used mostly as a dipping sauce, mostly for seafood, such a fried calamari, grilled shrimp, and steamed clams. In the United States, Sriracha has been gaining popularity both as a universal condiment and a cooking ingredient.
The version that is produced by Huy Fong Foods, however, is not the traditional notion of Sriracha. The traditional Thai Sriacha is tangier and sweeter, and much more liquid than the Huy Fong Foods version.
The Thai Version is used mostly as a dipping sauce as well as a condiment in soups and Pho.
The rooster sauce distributed by Huy Fond is much more versatile than its Thai Counterpart.
There is, in fact, a cookbook peened by Randy Clemens, called the Sriracha cookbook which includes over fifty recipes for delicious items including, Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, peach-Sriracha sorbet and many more. As I said, it is an extremely versatile hot sauce that can be used on a wide variety of dishes and can provide depth and a little kick to almost any kind of dish, from salads to sorbets.
It is also incredibly good in a Bloody Mary, in soups, and it is fantastic as a topper for omelets, cheeseburgers, or fries.
Sriracha Ingredients : Chili, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Potassium Sorbate, contains sodium bisulfie as preservatives, xanthan gum. There is no water or artificial colors.
So as you can see, the ingredients do contain some preservatives, which is certainly not ideal, I’d say that if it wasn’t for the sodium bisulfate and potassium sorbate, this would truly be the world’s perfect sauce. While there are some organic versions of Sriracha out there, like Sky Vally’s Organic Sriracha Sauce, but it simply doesn’t stand up to the flavor profile of the Huy Fong Food’s Sauce.
So, if you’re looking to spice up your next meal, or just looking for your next addiction, look no further than Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha Hot Sauce, it is truly the best, and has quite a following, over 250,00 fans on Facebook and has inspired countless works.
Written by: Ben Wright