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   DIY Sriracha, because that stuff can get expensive when you use a bottle per burrito

09 Nov 2012 08:45 AM   |   9414 clicks   |   Foodbeast
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NowhereMon     
Sriracha is too sweet, give me some of that old Sambal savory hotness

09 Nov 2012 01:11 AM
Errk     
Just had some Sriracha and Aloha Shoyu soy on potstickers today. I could of ate big pile of those things. Tasted soooo good.

09 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  
If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.

09 Nov 2012 01:45 AM
optikeye    [TotalFark]  
Could be inexpensive if you grow your own peppers, or have a good farmer market in the summertime.

I like the bottle stuff.

Here's a good application for homemade stuff you could jar and give as gifts this holiday.

Sriracha Salt:
1/2 cup of kosher salt.
5 tsp of Sriracha sauce.

Mix that together until well coated. Heat the oven to 200 or the lowest setting.
Put the salt mix on a sheet pan with foil. Put in the oven...turn off the heat. And let it dry overnight.
Put in a plastic bag and smash the clumps back up to 'salt' crystal consistency.

Use for salting the rim of a glass for a bloody marry, or a finishing salt on deviled eggs, salad, fish, etc.

09 Nov 2012 01:57 AM
alienated     

Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.


Says you. I use it on all kinds of stuff. A bottle per burrito is wrong- use something else if you are just going for heat and not flavour, subby.
A whole bottle ? wtf ? ( i buy the foodservice sized one)

09 Nov 2012 02:22 AM
alienated     
By the by- your blog sucks. If you are going to put out a recipe, dont clog the front end of the @click here for the real thing with a bunch of pictures. Those folks who can and do make things from scratch dont need to see how good you are at taking pictures. But then, you knew that, didnt you ?

09 Nov 2012 02:26 AM
t3knomanser     
The problem with sriracha is that it's too sour. The heat level is nice, but it's too much of a flavor shocker for use in things that can't stand a little tartness.

optikeye: Sriracha Salt:


Now that sounds like a great idea.

09 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
Marcus Aurelius     
Sriracha cannot possibly get expensive.

Pickapeppa sauce, now that can get pricey. I'll take a recipe for that any day.

09 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
zenferret     
Why not link to the actual recipe, instead of a link to a link of the actual recipe?

Link

Get your act together, subtard.

09 Nov 2012 08:50 AM
OnlyM3     
optikeye

Here's a good application for homemade stuff you could jar and give as gifts this holiday.

Sriracha Salt:
1/2 cup of kosher salt.
5 tsp of Sriracha sauce.

Mix that together until well coated. Heat the oven to 200 or the lowest setting.
Put the salt mix on a sheet pan with foil. Put in the oven...turn off the heat. And let it dry overnight.
Put in a plastic bag and smash the clumps back up to 'salt' crystal consistency.

Use for salting the rim of a glass for a bloody marry, or a finishing salt on deviled eggs, salad, fish, etc.

Wow, that actually sounds good

09 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
TheSwizz     
DIY cock sauce?

Don't need a recipe for that.

09 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
Maul555     
wtf is this siriracha sauce stuff and why has nobody ever offered me any?

09 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
SubBass49     

TheSwizz: DIY cock sauce?

Don't need a recipe for that.


Hell, that's the only recipe most farkers have memorized...

09 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
OnlyM3     

FTA:

Once it's done, it'll keep in your fridge for up to six months, for you to whip out during house parties and say, "Behold! Look what I have created,



// too lazy to make tom hanks/cast away "Look what I have created, I have made fire" photoshop with sriracha".

09 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
SubBass49     

Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.


BTW...came here to say this. Sriracha is a completely WRONG flavor for Mexican food. Maybe I'm biased from growing up so close to the border with plentiful and incredibly delicious Mexican food everywhere, but it's just not the right taste.

Now I used to eat Sriracha on just about everything else (until it started giving me HELLISH heartburn for some reason). Of course I can down half a bottle of El Yucateco green habanero sauce on a tuna sandwich with no issue at all. Weird how the human body works sometimes...

09 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
OnlyM3     

Cyberluddite

If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.

Riiight. Because Peppers, Garlic, Salt, Sugar and Vinegar don't belong ANYWHERE NEAR mexican food.


/// diaf foodies.

09 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
KerplunkSploosh     
Sriracha is sad but passable substitute when Tabasco isn't available. But then, I prefer a tangy taste to sweet.

General ranking (depends on the food you're adding it to):
Tabasco
Mrs. Renfro's Jalapeno Salsa
Some sort of Horsetooth Hot Sauce my girlfriend found at Whole Foods
Gunslinger (some sort of local brand)
Cholula
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Sriracha
Trappey's Red Devil / Frank's Red Hot

09 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
H31N0US     
Are we at the point where sriracha is passe and those who espouse its virtues are to be mercilessly ridiculed by those more well heeled?

09 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
RTOGUY    [TotalFark]  

Marcus Aurelius: Sriracha cannot possibly get expensive.


No kidding if you venture down to any Asian grocery store you can pick up a bottle for around $2. Just don't look at the meat counter for what has been seen cannot be unseen.

09 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
Weidbrewer     
So, what's all the hubbub about? Link is farked.

09 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
SkylineRecords     
At my work, a guy was holding a tub of Sambal Oelek chili paste by the lid and dropped it all over the floor. It smelled like a small tear gas grenade was let off. The best part is, he was scooping it up and putting it back in the farking tub. Who goes that far out of their way to conserve when you have a tub of it???

09 Nov 2012 09:07 AM
phamwaa     

H31N0US: Are we at the point where sriracha is passe and those who espouse its virtues are to be mercilessly ridiculed by those more well heeled?


Nobody's ever heard of the hot sauce I like, and it's way better than Sriracha.

/Amidoinitrite?

09 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
jack21221     
I recently tried sriracha for the first time, and it was pretty good, but not enough to go crazy about. I prefer Frank's Red Hot. I'm new to the world of hot sauces though, so I'm still exploring. Haven't tried Tabasco, for example That's next on my list. For now, I'm happy spiking my ketchup and milder salsas with Frank's.

09 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
CruJones     
Up next: do it yourself Ramen!

09 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
vudutek    [TotalFark]  

t3knomanser: optikeye: Sriracha Salt:

Now that sounds like a great idea.


It is. I keep a jar on the dining table for almost daily use.

09 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
CruJones     

Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.


That's like saying it doesn't belong on pizza. It does.

09 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Needlessly Complicated     
CHOLULA!!!

/Sriracha on spicy tuna roll = yes. On a burrito, not so much.

09 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
hlehmann     

alienated: By the by- your blog sucks. If you are going to put out a recipe, dont clog the front end of the @click here for the real thing with a bunch of pictures. Those folks who can and do make things from scratch dont need to see how good you are at taking pictures. But then, you knew that, didnt you ?


THIS. This site sucks donkey balls. Just print the damn recipe, don't waste a whole page on a list of the utensils that are needed. "Ooh, it says I'll need a wooden spoon, I better go check if I have any of those."

09 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
Primitive Screwhead    [TotalFark]  

jack21221: I recently tried sriracha for the first time, and it was pretty good, but not enough to go crazy about. I prefer Frank's Red Hot. I'm new to the world of hot sauces though, so I'm still exploring. Haven't tried Tabasco, for example That's next on my list. For now, I'm happy spiking my ketchup and milder salsas with Frank's.


You should try Cholula Original, next.

09 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
OhioUGrad     

jack21221: I recently tried sriracha for the first time, and it was pretty good, but not enough to go crazy about. I prefer Frank's Red Hot. I'm new to the world of hot sauces though, so I'm still exploring. Haven't tried Tabasco, for example That's next on my list. For now, I'm happy spiking my ketchup and milder salsas with Frank's.


If you look for it, there is actually a Heinz Spicy Ketchup made with Tabasco, I haven't tried it, but if you are adding stuff to your ketchup enough, it might be worth a try.

09 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
Weidbrewer     

jack21221: I recently tried sriracha for the first time, and it was pretty good, but not enough to go crazy about. I prefer Frank's Red Hot. I'm new to the world of hot sauces though, so I'm still exploring. Haven't tried Tabasco, for example That's next on my list. For now, I'm happy spiking my ketchup and milder salsas with Frank's.


Every sauce has its uses, and those uses are different for everyone. For me, Sriracha is great for anything that involves rice, soy sauce or veggies. Frank's was my first regular-use hot sauce, and is great for wings, sammiches, eggs - pretty much everything. Tabasco (Seriously? You've never had it?) is....Tabasco. To me, there's a good reason it's packaged in MREs: It's like hot sauce designed by the government. It works well enough that you can't really say that it falls short, but it's never going to be something I'll write home about. I use it on eggs, and that's it.

09 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
dumbobruni     
here's an easy recipe for a spicy west african sauce.

one 24-8oz oz can of crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup of peeled and sliced ginger (depending on spice tolerance)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 carrot, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
salt & pepper, to taste

saute vegetables and ginger until caramelized, then stir-in tomato paste. add can of tomatoes and cayenne pepper and simmer for 15 minutes. remove from heat, and pour into food processor. blend until smooth.

09 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
SpectroBoy     

Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.


Blasphemer!!!!!

09 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
b0rg9     
Hey, pssst, I've got a lead on some super awesome home-made hot sauce you can get from this guy if you email him.

"Hot ta Rass" Authentic homemade Gamboa, Panama Aji Chumbo Pepper Sauce


It is made from peppers he brought to the states from Panama. He has two types. Both are great. He ships via the USPS flat rate boxes so I think you can get four large bottles into one of them. I love all types of hot sauces and these are my personal favorites.

09 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
SpectroBoy     

Maul555: wtf is this siriracha sauce stuff and why has nobody ever offered me any?


It has been fairly obscure in many parts of the country until recently. Also, it is too hot for many people. (people commonly referred to as wimps....)

09 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
Laikabot     
I put the sauce in Asian food and also mix it with ranch dressing and eat it on pizza- delicious!

09 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
McGrits     
I have found that when I am out of horseradish, mixing siracha and ketchup makes a good cocktail sauce substitute. It doesn't have the same nose or nasal sting when using proper horseradish, but it tastes very similar and is damn good.

Despite knowing how to cook good seafood, I still have a place in my heart (errr stomach) for fishsticks.

/not a gay fish

09 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
SpectroBoy     

H31N0US: Are we at the point where sriracha is passe and those who espouse its virtues are to be mercilessly ridiculed by those more well heeled?


Only if the foodie hipsters show up.

09 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
SpectroBoy     

Laikabot: I put the sauce in Asian food and also mix it with ranch dressing and eat it on pizza- delicious!


A deli near my office makes a pizza drizzled with ranch dressing and sriracha sauce. DELICIOUS!

09 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
Dalek Caan's doomed mistress     
I have tn pounds of hatch chilies and seventeen bhut jolokias. And a burning desire to have a sauce that's better than siracha.

/half the bhuts are chocolate bhuts
//yeah, I have a few naga vipers as well, but they're going in the chili pot tonight

09 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Alpo 3000     
That headline caused sympathy pains in my colon.

09 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
StoneColdAtheist     
Thanks for the link, Subby...I just happen to have a bush full of late fall New Mexico Chiles all ripening up at the same time. Ya...they aren't super hot, but that doesn't matter to me. I'll use the recipe to make a nice sauce that will go nicely will all kinds of food.

09 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
thewulf     
From what I can see the peppers alone will be more expensive than the bottle of Sriracha.

09 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Prevailing Wind    [TotalFark]  
There's this guy who lives in the top floor of my apartment building who is in this import/export business and he found this one pepper from the Amazon River Basin that makes the best hot sauce on the planet but its so rare that he only makes tiny batches that he sells out of a disused men's bathroom downtown by the park. You have to go into the bathroom and sit on the toilet next to his and after a few minutes of sitting there (DON'T take a shiat for CRISSAKE!), say..."I'm looking for something hot."

Then you stick your money through the glory hole and wait. If its him, he will pass you a bottle of his hot sauce.

BEST HOT SAUCE EVER.


/No I'm not going to tell you which bathroom...you'll just have to keep trying until you find it on your own!
//Good luck.
///This is how foodies get aids.

09 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Grammatik Polizei     

Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.


I must be doing it wrong putting it on hot dogs then...

09 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Mouthwatering_Monkeys     
I made sriracha roasted pumpkin seeds this halloween. Perfect for snacking.

I wouldn't put sriracha on mex food, but it does a great job of perking up mild chinese/thai food.
I'll have to try making some after my current bottle runs out.

09 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
DoctorCal    [TotalFark]  

KerplunkSploosh: Mrs. Renfro's Jalapeno Salsa


Yeah, I don't think there is such a thing. Could be wrong.

09 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
jack21221     

Weidbrewer: Tabasco (Seriously? You've never had it?)


Like I said, I'm fairly new to hot sauces. There was a time just a few years ago where I was afraid to eat Taco Bell's "fire" sauce. One day, at Famous Dave's, I was trying some of their hot sauces and they were good, but quite hot. I decided I'd try just a little bit of their hottest sauce, Wilbur's Revenge (named after Wilbur Scoville, I presume), and the smallest drop on a fry DESTROYED my mouth. My lips were in physical pain after eating it. After that, I decided I'd work to build up a tolerance.

The nice thing is I am now picking up flavors I've never tasted before. Previously, the heat would overwhelm any flavor, but now that I can tolerate the heat, I enjoy the flavor it was hiding.

Long story short, I've only been experimenting with hot sauces for about 6 months, and just haven't gotten around to Tabasco. I'll make a point to try some next time I go to Qdoba.

09 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
hdhale     

CruJones: Cyberluddite: If you use Sriracha sauce on a burrito, you're doing it wrong.

That's like saying it doesn't belong on pizza. It does.


Works best on Hawaiian pizza. The combination of the heat and the sweet pineapple and ham is amazing.

I prefer Sriracha to Tabasco for some things, simply because past a certain point when you add Tabasco, it starts to overwhelm the other flavors. You have to go pretty insane with Sriracha to get to that point. As others have pointed out though, it can taste a bit sweet (thus the reason it's wonderful with Hawaiian Pizza) , so it's best to experiment and see if it compliments your food before pouring on half a bottle.

TBH, if all you want is a bit of heat for a dish, go to a local spice stop and get some high intensity cayenne pepper. Cheap, doesn't involve lab experiments, compliments thousands of dishes, can be added during cooking for sprinkled on/in after. Of course if you want to go crazy insane, there's always ground habareo pepper....

09 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
Mr. Shabooboo     
Sriracha is great with Asian (Obviously), fish and especially Red Beans and Rice..Anything rice
based really. I haven't tried it with stuffed peppers, but that sort of thing seems right.

Tabasco is really the go-to sauce for Chili, and places where you want a little vinegar and pepper flavor and some heat. For me, it's also the best thing to cover lousy food and make it palatable.

Cholula and Valentina are my Mexican sauces of choice. Tapatio is pretty good, too, mainly with tacos.

09 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
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