Cupboard Keepers: Rooster Sauce

In Cupboard Keepers, Uncategorized on December 9, 2010 at 4:34 am

“Rooster Sauce” which is better known by sriracha is a lovely condiment made from sun ripen chilies which are ground into a smooth paste along with garlic.  Many people call it Rooster Sauce either for lack of ability to pronounce sriracha and because there is a giant rooster on the front of bottle.  This delicious sauce is the perfect condiment to add a little spicy taste to anything from soup to barbecue.  I personally love it on barbecue, use it to make hot wings and well my Chinese takeout would never be the same without it.  I love to give it as gifts (after I gave it to my Father it became his favorite roast topping) and it makes for some fun experimental cooking!

One of my favorites is Sriracha Mayo:

3 Tablespoons mayo

1 Tablespoons Huy Fong Sriracha

1 teaspoon lemon/lime juice

1/4 teaspoon soy sauce

salt & pepper to taste

In bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.

Use as dip or spread for your favorite dishes (works great with anything from french fries to fish cakes); or give it an extra kick with some minced fresh cilantro – yum!

Sriracha Glaze:

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp  Huy Fong Sriracha sauce

zest of one orange

4 tbsp cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1 tbsp olive oil

small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked

In a bowl, combine the honey, sriracha, orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, and thyme leaves; stir until thoroughly mixed.  Spoon onto seasoned (salt & pepper) meat of your choice & bake.

Other Ideas:

  • Add a couple teaspoons of sriracha to your favorite deviled egg recipe;
  • Spicy Sriracha Bread;
  • Spice up your Bloody Mary with this instead of Tabasco or horseradish;
  • make your own BBQ Sauce; or
  • spice up your salad dressing – Sriracha Ranch sounds good to me!!!

Sriracha is quickly gaining in popularity and availability has increased both in markets and restaurants.  If you don’t have some on hand in your house I highly recommend you get some.  Not only is this stuff delightful, but it’s inexpensive too! Enjoy 🙂

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