20 Spicy Recipes for the Truly Sriracha Obsessed
We love the way sriracha sauce pops on the palate with its unique blend of spicy chilies, pungent garlic, and tangy vinegar. We crave it in all the usual places — as a condiment with kick for Vietnamese recipes like Pho, baguette sandwiches, and noodle dishes, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls and fried seafood. But now, we've tracked down top-rated recipes that take sriracha to some inspired new spots — watermelon salad, anyone? We've even thrown in a bonus recipe for making your own homemade sriracha sauce — so you'll never be caught without your favorite chile sauce! That's good news for the truly sriracha obsessed!
Sriracha-Lime Kale Chips
"A tasty, guilt-free way to eat your greens," raves LilSnoo. "I love experimenting with different flavors of kale chips, and this has become one of my favorites!"
Spicy Watermelon Tomato Salad
Quick, colorful, and refreshing -- this simple, sweet-spicy salad is the perfect side for summer picnics and cookouts. "The flavors go so well together, with the sweet of the honey and then the tang of the vinegar," says Lori.
Sriracha Pickled Eggs
"These pickled eggs make a quick, tasty snack any time of day or for those following a low-carb diet," says LilSnoo. "I love experimenting with one of my favorite condiments: sriracha."
This burger's all about tantalizing textures and explosive flavors. Ramen noodles become the bun for this spicy burger crowned with melty American cheese, fresh arugula, and a fried egg! But it's the sweet-and-spicy special sauce, starring srirachi, that steals the show.
Grilled Tofu Skewers with Sriracha Sauce
You'll marinate chunks of firm tofu and vegetables in a spicy sauce made with sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, and jalapeno. "Amazing!" raves SLJ6. "I am a huge fan of sriracha sauce. Not only did I marinated the tofu and veggies in this delicious marinade, but I added more sriracha on top! The hotter the better."
Sriracha Scrambled Eggs
Wake and partake...in the eye-opening splendor of sriracha and scrambled eggs. "Delicious," says Buckwheat Queen. "Cooking the sriracha with the eggs gives them a smoky, smooth flavor unachievable by simply topping it with sauce afterwards. I can't believe I didn't think of this before."
Sriracha Honey Chicken Pizza
"In my dictionary, sriracha means spicy goodness," says duboo. "This pizza has just enough sweetness to complement the spicy goodness of the sriracha."
Sriracha Lime Popcorn
A snack that snaps with spicy sriracha flavor. You'll simply season fresh-popped popcorn with lime juice, a little fresh zest, and sriracha. "Something different and delicious," raves Ms. Jean. "I loved the kick from the siracha; never would have thought to use it but it works great! I cooked the popcorn in coconut oil which works well with all of the flavors."
Deviled Lobster Tails
And finally, there's sriracha for special occasions. Sophisticated, elegant, spicy as sin -- it's Chef John's Deviled Lobster Tails. But don't be daunted: "These spicy lobster tails are so easy to make," says Chef John. "A note on the lobster tails in supermarkets: if they're not frozen, they've been frozen and then thawed. So, bypass the 'fresh' for the frozen, which are fresher." Got it?
"Warning: this is spicy!" says CajunAsian. "Sriracha leads a sweet 'n spicy team of Sichuan peppercorns, five-spice, teriyaki, and oyster sauce to flavor this quick and easy sauteed shrimp recipe."
Baked Chicken Thighs
"These easy baked chicken thighs are breaded in panko with some heat from Sriracha sauce," says Madelynn Kehrt. "Feel free to increase the amount of hot sauce."
Maple Sriracha Chicken Breast
Maple syrup and Sriracha combine for a spicy-sweet sensation. "A quick and tasty recipe using common ingredients and Sriracha," says Butler. "Simple, but full of flavor."
"These biscuits are so flavorful and rich with just the right amount of heat," says MoeFromCO. "Super-simple prep and lovely results."
SPAM Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Spicy Salmon Salad Sandwiches
"I was looking for something a little different than tuna salad and decided to use some of the canned salmon," says glypnirsgirl. "I adjusted a favorite tuna salad recipe to make this spicy version."
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Pulled Pork Nachos with Sriracha Slaw
"Step up your nacho game this game day by turning leftover pulled pork into a sheet-full of goodness no one will be able to resist," says Soup Loving Nicole. "Garnish with pickled jalapeno slices, if desired."
Here's the side for Sriracha lovers! "Very simple recipe," says Spice Is Nice. "Be sure to use chicken broth and not water if you want the flavor. You can also use basmati rice."
Sriracha Cheese Bread
Jan's Homemade Sriracha Butter
"Sriracha butter is delicious on fresh corn on the cob, steak, veggies - especially baked potatoes!" says What's for dinner, mom? "Uses are endless and it is quick and simple to make. Nice addition to your next barbeque!"
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Make Your Own Sriracha Sauce
"Not only is making your own hot sauce (also known as rooster sauce) at home possible, it's really fun and there's hardly any work involved," says Chef John. "Serve it on just about anything."