What is Sriracha sauce?

Sriracha sauce is a tasty spicy sauce from Thailand that is basically made with red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt. This seasoning has become international mainly in fast food or casual establishments, but it has also made its place in fusion restaurants and in domestic kitchens. 

What is Sriracha sauce?
There are several brands of sriracha sauce, but the best known is that of the rooster, that of Huy Fong Foods, a company based in the United States that also reaches our market.

Occasionally, in our recipes we include Sriracha sauce as an ingredient, and although for a few years now it has been one of the most popular and indispensable spicy condiments in the United States, and a little later the fever for this was also experienced in Spain, there are people who do not know what it is and so let us know when we share a recipe with this sauce, so we will explain what Sriracha sauce is briefly.

Let's start with the origin of the name of this sauce, as we read here , it comes from the city of Si Racha, in the province of Chonburi (Thailand). There are several hypotheses about its origin, for example, they say that the first time this sauce was made, it was made by a Thai woman named Thanom Chakkapak who lived in the mentioned city, also known by the name of Sri Racha.

This sauce is also said to have been first made by a group of Si Racha Burmese sawmill workers, who went to a store to buy chili peppers, salt, vinegar, and sugar to make a sauce in their mortar, and the owner of the store. 

He started making it too, both for his family and to sell it. Shortly after, a customer started buying the same ingredients in large quantities as he was making the same chili sauce to sell it already under a brand name 'Sauce Si Racha Traa Phukhao Thong'.

Be that as it may, it is sure that many are still surprised how a sauce produced as a local product has become one of the most international sauces. 

In short, with the data provided so far we can solve another of the doubts that this sauce raises, and it is about its pronunciation, as it comes from the name of its city of origin, it would be something like ' siracha'. 

That said, you already know that Sriracha sauce is a spicy sauce originating from Southeast Asia, very popular in Thailand and currently spread internationally, mainly in the hospitality sector dedicated to street food, casual food and fusion cuisine. And of course, it also has its place in the domestic kitchens of many spicy lovers.

It must be said that there are also those who dare to prepare homemade sriracha sauce instead of buying industrial sauce, and it is still a simple preparation for which you simply have to crush red chilies with vinegar, garlic, sugar and Salt. 

Of course, the variety of chili peppers has a lot to say in terms of the final flavor of the sauce, because unlike other sauces that itch so much that you can't appreciate any kind of flavor, with sriracha sauce, it does show a good flavor, and a very subtle sweet touch, just the right point of acidity... it seems like a very good formula to us and to the thousands of people who consume it.

This chilli sauce can be used to add its flavor to any dish that you want to add a spicy touch to, in our recipe book you can find several proposals. 

And it is that, not only is it one more sauce to add to the different styles of sandwiches and other street foods such as the one that is seasoned with ketchup or mayonnaise, it is also used to make other sauces mixing sriracha, for example, with mayonnaise or milk of Coconut, with ingredients for marinating meats, fish and tofu , can be added to soups, snacks of dried fruits and spicy popcorn… 

By the way, this chilli sauce is classified on the Scoville scale with between 1,000 and 2,500 units.

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