Contributed by: Joanne and Adam Gallagher www.inspiredtaste.net
Say it with us - sir-ra-cha – do you know of it? It’s an addictive chili-packed sauce that adds flavor and heat. There are sweet undertones, it’s definitely not too spicy and, well, we think it should go down as one of the best darn condiments out there. I don’t think we’re alone, either – Sriracha is used as a “secret ingredient” in many kitchens around the world.
You’ll find Sriracha sold in most grocery stores these days, just take a walk down the International aisle and we bet you’ll find it. If you don’t, though, Asian food markets or online stores are your best bet.
To show you just how much we love that bottle of ours, we’ve used Sriracha to kick up the flavor for three of our favorite things: bacon, burgers and wings.
Bacon – Stir together equal parts maple syrup and Sriracha then brush onto bacon slices. Bake in the oven and BAM, you’ve got the most perfect smoky, sweet and spicy bite. You just have to give our recipe for Sriracha Maple Bacon a try!
Burgers – We had to go for it on this one. We quadrupled the heat by mixing Sriracha with ground beef, adding some to mayonnaise and lime as well as topping with pepper jack cheese and pickled jalapenos. This one is made for the guys (but, let’s be honest, us girls might take a few bites, too). Try our Spicy Sriracha Burgers on the grill, soon!
Wings – We are major fans of hot wings, but we wanted to take them in a slightly different direction. So, we threw some of our favorite sweet and sour marinade and Sriracha into a bowl, tossed in some wings and baked them until crisp and juicy. Our Sweet and Sour Wings with Sriracha are finger lickin’ good, promise!
Need a few more ideas for our beloved Sriracha. Well, let’s see. How about adding a little to eggs in the morning or mix with ketchup for a spiced up condiment. Maybe you could mix some with melted butter and a splash of soy sauce then toss with grilled shrimp? Or, do the same with beef, chicken or veggies. There are so many ways to use up Siracha – in fact; you might just want to buy two bottles. You know, just in case.