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5 Things You Should Know About Cooking With Sriracha


Sriracha has been growing in popularity as the go-to spicy condiment for quite some time now, and with good reason. It adds a delicious dose of heat to everything from pizza to deviled eggs to Bloody Marys. This versatile sauce is also great for cooking and can help you breathe some fire into even the most exhausted of your tired old recipes. Here’s what you should know if you want to bring the heat to your kitchen.


  1. You Can Use It As A Marinade


On its own or combined with a few other simple ingredients, sriracha makes an excellent marinade. Ditch the barbecue sauce – let some ribs, chicken wings or shrimp soak up its heat and throw them on the grill for a new take on some old favorites. Add it to strips of steak to take your fajita game to the next level. If you don’t eat meat, you can use sriracha as a marinade for baked or grilled tofu. Don’t have the time or patience to marinate? Mix some sriracha into shredded chicken for savory sandwiches or add it to ground beef for fiery sloppy joes.


  1. You Can Bake With It


Sriracha can be added to bread and casserole recipes. It pairs especially well with cheese, like in this recipe for Sriracha Cheese Bread. Cornbread spiked with sriracha is the perfect pairing for a bowl of chili on a cold day. A few dashes in a cheesy pasta casserole will turn your dinner into something your tastebuds won’t soon forget. It’s the perfect addition to baked chicken and salmon. And you can even add a bit of sriracha to oven-baked cracker trail mix recipes, or to homemade kale chips for an extra kick.


  1. Add It To Picnic Favorites


Everyone loves your grandma’s potato salad that you bring to every summer get-together, but admit it: it could use an upgrade. Enter sriracha and its superpowers for transforming the humdrum into something extraordinary. Add it to potato, pasta and grilled vegetable salads and your friends will be begging for seconds.


  1. Sriracha At Breakfast: Not Just For Eggs


Sriracha is great on eggs and avocado toast, but there are so many other ways you can put it to use at breakfast and brunch. Add it to waffle batter for a sweet-and-savory treat. Mix it into cream cheese to up your bagel game. Add a little into Hollandaise sauce for killer eggs benedict. Turn your Bloody Mary into an extra-spicy standout at brunch. Like your shakshouka extra spicy? Sriracha. A little heat can wake up your senses even better than a cup of coffee (well . . . maybe).


  1. Add Some Spice To Your Sweets


Few things delight the palate as well as the combination of sweet and spicy – and sriracha can help you concoct some one-of-a-kind treats. The heat from chili peppers goes surprisingly well with chocolate, so homemade candy bars and truffles can benefit from a few teaspoons of sriracha. Sweet and heat do wonders together on popcorn warmed up in the oven with a drizzle of coconut oil and sriracha. You can even make ice cream, popsicles and homemade candy with sriracha.


We’ve Got Your Sriracha


If you’re adventurous enough to cook with sriracha, we think you’ll love our take on it. Our Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha combines the sweet-spicy flavors of a classic sriracha with the fermented complexity of gochujang paste. The result? Something unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

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