Sriracha sauce

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Sriracha
Horseshoe crab served with sriracha sauce in the town of Si Racha
Heat Medium
Scoville scale 1,000-2,500

Sriracha (Thai: ศรีราชา,  [sǐː.rāː.tɕʰāː] ( )) is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt.[1] It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha, in Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand, where it was possibly first produced for dishes served at local seafood restaurants.[2]

Use[edit]

Sriraja Paniche
Sriracha "Rooster Sauce"
Sriraja Panich chili sauce by Thai Theparos Food Products (left) and Tương Ớt Sriracha by Huy Fong Foods (right).

In Thailand, sriracha is frequently used as a dipping sauce, particularly for seafood. In Vietnamese cuisine, sriracha appears as a condiment for phở, fried noodles, a topping for spring rolls (chả giò), and in sauces. [3]

Sriracha sauce is also eaten on soup, eggs and burgers. Jams, lollipops, and cocktails have all been made using the sauce,[4] and sriracha-flavored potato chips have been marketed.[5]

Thailand[edit]

In Thailand the sauce is most often called sot Siracha (Thai: ซอสศรีราชา) and only sometimes nam phrik Siracha (Thai: น้ำพริกศรีราชา). Traditional Thai sriracha sauce tends to be tangier in taste, and runnier in texture than non-Thai versions.[citation needed]

In a bonappetit.com interview, U.S. Asian-foods distributor Eastland Food Corporation asserts that the Thai brand of hot sauce, Sriraja Panich, which Eastland distributes, is the original "sriracha sauce" and was created in Si Racha, Thailand, in the 1930s from the recipe of a housewife named Thanom Chakkapak.[6]

United States[edit]

Within the United States, sriracha sauce is most commonly associated with the version produced by Huy Fong Foods, colloquially known as "rooster sauce"[2] or "cock sauce".[7]

Various restaurants in the U.S., including Applebee's, P.F. Chang's, Subway, White Castle, and Gordon Biersch, have incorporated sriracha into their dishes, sometimes mixing it with mayonnaise or into dipping sauces.[2][8][9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is sriracha?". Cookthink. 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Edge, John (May 19, 2009). "A Chili Sauce to Crow About". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Sriracha Sauce – Definition, History, Uses, and Availability". Food reference. About. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Sriracha: How a sauce won over the US". BBC News Magazine Monitor. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  5. ^ Shyong, Frank (April 12, 2013). "Sriracha hot sauce purveyor turns up the heat". Los Angeles Times. "Roland Foods in New York makes its own variety, Sriracha Chili Sauce, in a similarly shaped yellow-capped bottle featuring two dragons instead of a rooster. Frito-Lay is testing a sriracha-flavored potato chip, and Subway is experimenting with a creamy sriracha sauce for sandwiches." 
  6. ^ "The Original Sriracha". Bon Appétit. Condé Nast Publications. March 4, 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Sytsma, Alan (2 February 2008). "A Rooster’s Wake-Up Call". Gourmet. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  8. ^ "Subway's Sriracha Sauce Goes National, And It's Good". 
  9. ^ "WHITE CASTLE INTRODUCES NEW FULL-FLAVORED SRIRACHA CHICKEN SLIDERS". 
  10. ^ "Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet 'There's Only One Rooster'".