Homemade Sriracha

Homemade Sriracha or Rooster Sauce, as it’s affectionately known.

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You may have heard about this whole Sriracha apocalypse. All because of a little town that decided to change the rules on Huy Fong Foods. When I heard the news and shared it on Facebook, and my friend, Helga, challenged me to make my own Sriracha. I accepted! How awesome to be able to make my own!

Sriracha is certainly the condiment of choice for so many. So, I figured it would be pretty easy to find a recipe. I started my search on Punk Domestics. I read though several recipes (there are lots out there), and thought this one sounded the best. Easy, quick, a small fermentation time. (side note: I’m not so great at the whole fermentation thing, I tried it once and got, some unknown creature that if it wasn’t in a jar it would’ve walked across my counter and out the back door! So, I’ve given up on home fermenting!)

This recipe is really not adapted from Blue Kale Road at all; this is the recipe that they made. They adapted it from Food 52, who got it from someone else and so on.

I thought this homemade version was a little thinner than the bottled stuff, and a bit more vinegary. But, it did set up nicely after being in the fridge. And, some of the thickness of the store-bought stuff comes from the Xanthan Gum in the mixture. They’re pretty darned close to each other though.

The ingredients on the bottle… “Chili, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Potassium Sorbate (a preservative & will add a little salty flavor), Sodium Bisulfite (also a preservative), and Xanthan Gum (a thickener). Since the ingredients on a label are listed in order of amounts, that tells me that store-bought Sriracha has a lot less vinegar than this recipe calls for; the bottled stuff also has a lot more sugar and salt. Well, no wonder it tastes so good!

I think I’ll try the recipe again, but decrease the amount of vinegar, and up the sweetness a little. I do like that the homemade version has less salt.

But, the way this recipe came out, I was quite impressed and wanted to share it with you. I like the fresh flavor that it has. I put it on all kinds of stuff. I even doused my salad with some of this Homemade Sriracha. Before you judge me, it is pretty much just a spicy vinaigrette. And, yes, I’ve admitted before that I LOVE hot stuff. Love it! So, I highly recommend this Sriracha!

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Homemade Sriracha on the left, store-bought on the right. Slight color difference. The store-bought stuff is a little thicker. The homemade Sriracha is a great substitute.

 It’s really easy to make, and really pretty as well!

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Let it sit on the counter overnight

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A brief time on the stove

 

Homemade Sriracha Sauce
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436 calories
93 g
0 g
2 g
8 g
0 g
795 g
4770 g
72 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
795g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4770mg
199%
Total Carbohydrates 93g
31%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 72g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
65%
Vitamin C
826%
Calcium
12%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 12 ounces fresno chiles (also called red jalapenos), stems removed and sliced
  2. 7 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  3. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  4. 1 ½ cups raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  5. 3 tablespoons raw honey
Instructions
  1. In a large jar, combine the sliced chiles (and seeds), garlic, salt, and cider vinegar. Screw the lid on and give a few little shakes to mix. Leave the mixture to sit on the counter overnight.
  2. The next day, pour the jar contents into a medium saucepan and add the honey. Bring the mixture to a boil, stir a few times, then lower heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the stove and let cool to room temperature.
  3. When cool, pour the mixture into a blender and puree until very smooth, scraping the sides a couple of times. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge, where it will keep for up to one month.
Notes
  1. Makes about 2 cups
Adapted from Blue Kale Road
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calories
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fat
2g
protein
8g
carbs
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Adapted from Blue Kale Road
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  1. says

  2. says

    I have never heard of this but I work at a health store and I do know raw honey and Apple cider vinegar are very good for you !! This looks like something I should try! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the MaMade Blog Hop!

    Kim @ This Ole Mom

  3. says

    I looove “the hot stuff” too, and my hubby and son love it even more than I do! And homemade is so, so good! We have this little hole-in-the-wall diner near us that makes the best breakfasts ever, and the owner makes her own hot sauce. I douse my veggie omelet in it every time ,,, and then pretty much just drink the rest! :D Thanks for this recipe – great find! Pinning for sure!

  4. says

    Debi, this sounds wonderful, and your photography is beautiful (the mason jar! The blue pan of simmering peppers!). Thank you for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday! PINNED! ♥

  5. says

    I have never before heard about Sriracha sauce but it does sound hot and spicy (delicious). A bit like ají here in Ecuador but they don’t put any vinegar in it.

  6. says

    While I myself am not a fan, I have a couple friends who would LOVE this! Going to have to pass it along to them :) Thanks so much for linking up with us at the MaMade Blog Hop! Don’t forget to stop back to link up again next week and see if you’ve been featured! Have a great weekend :)

  7. says

    I never would have thought to make my own sriracha. I’m really impressed! I found you on Friday Pin Fest, and we’d love to have you join us at Saturday Night Fever too :) We pin nearly all the links every week!

  8. says

    I have never heard of this before. Sounds very interesting. My hubby would love the salt taste, but not so much the spicy. Thank you for sharing on Meandering Mondays! Have a great week!

  9. says

    It’s so cool that you developed your own Sriracha recipe! I’ve never tried this popular condiment but I’ve heard is is amazing. Yours certainly sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your adventures in the kitchen with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post :-)

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