Homemade Sriracha!

19 Feb

Today I finally got around to making some Sriracha which I had been wanting to do for a little while now, and since I haven’t posted in a while I figured it was a good day to do it.

Making your own Sriracha is quite simple, however it might not be more economical to do it depending on how much of it you normally eat or if you have certain staples on hand. If you happen to have Fish Sauce, Garlic, and Rice Wine Vinegar already than it might be cheaper for you to make your own. But even if it’s not, it’s more fun to make it yourself anyway!

The main ingredient of course is peppers.  I’ve seen different recipes which call for different kinds of peppers. I ended up using Fresno Chile Peppers which happened to be available at Whole Foods.  You could use Thai Chilies if you can find them or whatever your favorite spicy pepper may be! You could even use Jalapenos for a green hot sauce, or red ones if you can find them.

 

Fresnos

 

 

My recipe is:

1/2 Pound of Fresno Peppers, rinsed, seeded, and chopped

1 Tsp of Fish Sauce

2 Tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar

1 1/2 Tsp of Garlic (I like to by jars of Garlic so I always have it on hand and I don’t feel like chopping it. You can use about 2-3 Cloves of Garlic if you want)

(And you can double or triple the amounts if you want to make more, this is just how much I used. See the last photo for how much this will make.)

 

Sriracha Ingredients

 

Put everything in a pan on medium high heat, and cook until the peppers and garlic get softened up, just before the garlic starts to brown.

 

 

Cooking Sriracha

 

 

Put it in a blender and puree for about 3-5 minutes.

 

 

Blending

 

And then you’re done! It’s the right amount of spice and flavor and it really is delicious. I might try making this again with a different type of pepper next time.

 

Sriracha Spoon

 

 

This recipe will make about this much Sriracha sauce, and should keep in the fridge for a month or so. (That would be a half Nutella container’s worth 🙂

 

Sriracha Bottle

 

 

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