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Sriracha Recipes: 20 Fun Ideas for Our Favorite Chili Sauce

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The not-so-secret ingredient in today's addictive spicy-sweet-salty wings recipe is Sriracha sauce. The blend of red chiles, garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar is named after the seaside town of Sriracha (SIR-rotch-ah), Thailand, where a thicker version is often served with freshly caught seafood. The sauce's popularity has soared in the United States recently -- Sriracha has officially made the jump from the condiment caddy at Asian restaurants to home-kitchen counters to the menus of major fast food restaurants. Needless to say, it's definitely worth investing a few bucks in a bottle of this stuff. Read on for 20 great uses for Sriracha sauce... And that's just a starting point! Add your own ideas in the comments.

  1. Use it to whip up our staff's favorite cold remedy this winter.
  2. Swap it in for the regular hot sauce in a Bloody Mary.
  3. Try it in some healthy, slightly-spicy turkey meatballs.
  4. Whisk it into a citrusy dressing for an Asian-inspired salad.
  5. Mix it into mayo for a french-fry (or roast potato wedges) dipping sauce.
  6. Make it your new secret ingredient in a homemade marinara sauce.
  7. Toss some with roasted sweet potato.
  8. Use it to make Sriracha, Cilantro, and Lime-Roasted Chickpeas. Hello, healthy snack!
  9. Use a squirt or two to turn a regular barbecue sauce into a spicy one.
  10. Whip it into room-temperature butter and spread on corn on the cob.
  11. Did someone say Sesame-Sriracha Brittle?
  12. Squeeze it on mac and cheese.
  13. Kale chips with sriracha sauce: The most trend-driven recipe ever?
  14. Mix with honey for a two-ingredient sweet-and-spicy shrimp glaze.
  15. Use it to add great flavor to Slow-Cooker Hawaiian Style Short Ribs.
  16. Squirt it on a formerly-boring slice of cheese pizza.
  17. Start a foreign exchange program with Sriracha Chilaquiles (from The Sriracha Cookbook – yep, it exists!)
  18. You say you like spicy-sweet? Why not try some Peanut Butter Sriracha Cookies?
  19. Stir into hummus and serve with pita wedges and celery.
  20. Add great flavor to a soy-sauce-based dipping sauce for pot stickers.

Now when you reach the bottom of the bottle at least you can't say we didn't warn you!

Comments (6)

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    I subscribed to everyday food and I understood that my subscription would transfer to Martha Stewart living, but I still have not received a magazine what is going on?

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    You can mix Sriracha with melted butter, and dip boiled shrimp in it.

  • avatar Author Comment:

    Hi Kristi,
    Because of the large volume of subscriber transfers, your Martha Stewart Living subscription may have a slightly delayed start, but you can expect to start receiving issues by May. Thanks! -- The EDF Team

  • avatar Author Comment:

    John -- that sounds SO good, and easy!

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    I can't wait to try this stuff! This ingredient has been popping up in so many recipes lately but I was reluctant to buy a bottle of something I might only use a few times. With all these enticing options, I may go buy a case! Thanks.

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    Thank you so much for including my Peanut Butter Sriracha Cookies in your list! We love Sriracha and can't wait to try these other recipes. I hope to be posting this recipe with Sunbutter as a Peanut Butter substitution soon! Love Everyday Food - Great Food Fast has some amazing family favorites in it!!

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