7 Surprising Ways To Use Up Your Bottle Of Sriracha
Sriracha groupies know the power that comes out of that iconic green nozzle. The spicy sauce is made with chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. The spicy hot sauce is a staple, especially in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. If you’re a Sriracha fan, chances are you have a giant bottle in your fridge at all times. These seven dishes are even better with a drizzle of the chili sauce on top.
1. Eggplant With Sriracha Yogurt Sauce
Roasted eggplant is one of the easiest whole foods to make. Toss an eggplant in the oven at around 375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Since an eggplant is made up of about 90 percent water, it’ll steam within its own skin while it’s roasting. Here’s how to roast a whole eggplant. No matter how you prepare it — whether you roast it or grill it — a spicy and creamy Sriracha yogurt sauce is the ultimate sauce to put on top. Here’s a Sriracha and yogurt sauce with cumin and kosher salt.
2. Mussels With A Sriracha And Curry Broth
Mussels and Sriracha? Yes, please. These mussels are served in a white wine cream sauce with a punch of Sriracha to balance out all of the other flavors. This mussels recipe calls for garlic, olive oil, shallots, tomatoes, Sriracha, butter, white white, heavy cream and basil. This broth is perfect for dunking a thick slice of sourdough bread.
3. Sriracha Pulled Pork
Instead of smothering pork in your favorite BBQ sauce, try adding Sriracha to the marinade. Here’s a recipe for Sriracha pulled pork sandwiches with fresh ginger, coriander, garlic powder, chili powder, rice vinegar and ketchup. For the taco lovers, try these Sriracha honey pulled pork tacos with avocado and cilantro. It’s time to give your pulled chicken or pork a spicy new look.
4. Sriracha Slaw
Slaw is a convenient topping for all of your tacos, sliders, burgers and everything in between. If you like yogurt and you like Sriracha, you’ll be in love with this spicy slaw. Between shredded green cabbage, shredded red cabbage, onions, cilantro, lemon and a creamy yogurt and Sriracha sauce, you’ll have all of the components you need for a healthy, crunchy slaw. Top your grilled shrimp tacos or shiitake tacos with this spicy slaw and you’ll be a happy camper.
5. Sriracha Eggs
You know you want Sriracha first thing in the morning. We got you covered with these Sriracha scrambled eggs. If you have fresh basil, mint or jalapeño lying around, add it to the scramble. You’ll never fail with shredded cheese. If scrambled eggs aren’t your thing, try a Sriracha and veggie frittata.
6. Sriracha Mac And Cheese
You know what’s a brilliant idea? Mac and cheese with Sriracha. It’s really a no-brainer if this isn’t something you already do in the morning. You can drizzle Sriracha on top of your creamy mac or bake it right in there. Here’s a baked Sriracha mac and cheese with panko breadcrumbs, sharp cheddar, Sriracha, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and sweet onion. The whole recipe serves about six to eight people, so invite your friends over and crack open a few pilsners or pale ales.
7. Sriracha Roasted Veggies
Let’s get one thing straight — veggies need some Sriracha. No matter how clean you like to eat, you’ll never go wrong with a drizzle of Sriracha before you roast your veggies. Try Sriracha sweet chili roasted brussels sprouts or honey Sriracha roasted carrots with salt, pepper and a garnish of mint or cilantro. If you or someone you know is picky with veggies, try bribing them with a sweet Sriracha glaze. Chances are you’ll have success.