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Sriracha

Sriracha is a popular hot sauce originating from Thailand, known for its tangy, spicy flavor profile. The sauce is made from red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt, all combined and aged to achieve the perfect level of spiciness and depth of flavor. Often used in Thai, Vietnamese, and other Southeast Asian cuisines, sriracha has grown in popularity worldwide and now enjoys a cult following among hot sauce enthusiasts. In the culinary context, home cooks and consumers use sriracha to enhance a variety of dishes, from soups and stews to stir-fries, burgers, and eggs. The condiment brings a balance of heat, sweetness, and acidity to recipes, making it a versatile and flavorful addition to one's pantry. Its iconic red squeeze bottle with a green cap, commonly associated with the American company Huy Fong Foods, is instantly recognizable on the shelves of grocery stores and in kitchens worldwide.
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IN CONDIMENTS
93
CAL / 100G
$0.27
AVG / OZ
sriracha
87%
CARBS
4%
FAT
9%
PROTEIN
Sriracha FAQ
Cooking with sriracha might seem straightforward, but many people are unsure how to use it to its full potential. People often question the best way to incorporate it into dishes, fearing they may overpower the dish with too much spice, or use it wrongfully in a cuisine it doesn't match. It's also common for people to wonder about the health benefits or disadvantages of sriracha, as well as how it compares to other hot sauces. The best way to get the most out of sriracha is using it sparingly initially and then increase the amount as per the dish and personal preference. It blends well with many cuisines and can be used in marinades, sauces, or simply as a finishing touch to the dish. A little-known tip is that sriracha also works wonderfully as a pizza sauce base, giving it an extra kick that tomato sauce alone can't provide.
Is Sriracha gluten-free?
Can sriracha sauce be used on pizza?
Does sriracha have to be refrigerated after opening?
How can I use sriracha in my cooking?
Does sriracha suit all types of cuisines?
Does sriracha have any health benefits?
Can I substitute sriracha for other hot sauces in recipes?
Can sriracha go in the dip for my fries?
Is sriracha vegetarian or vegan?
How does sriracha compare to Tabasco?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does sriracha expire?
The expiration timeline for sriracha is quite generous due to its high acidity and preservative content. An unopened bottle of sriracha can last up to 2 years in the pantry, while once opened, it can still stay good for up to 1 year if refrigerated. Beyond this, you'd want to throw the bottle away. If you freeze sriracha, which is not common but can be done, you can extend its shelf life indefinitely, but it may lose some of its texture and flavor in the process.
How do you tell if sriracha is bad?
Checking the quality of your sriracha involves observing its color, smell, and texture. If you notice any changes like darkening of the sauce's color (it should be a bright, fiery red), or an unpleasant or off smell, it might be time to get a new bottle. Any visible mold or unusual textures are also indicators that your sriracha has gone bad and should be discarded immediately.
Tips for storing sriracha to extend shelf life
• Always close the cap of your sriracha bottle tightly after use to prevent contamination and exposure to air, which can hasten spoilage. • While sriracha doesn't need refrigeration, it maintains its optimum flavor and freshness when kept in the fridge, especially once opened. • If you still want to store sriracha in the pantry, ensure it's placed in a cool, dark place away from heat and sunlight. • Freezing is not generally recommended for sriracha as it can negatively impact its flavor and texture, though it does significantly extend its shelf life.
EXPIRES WITHIN
2 - 3.6
YEARS
Health Info
Macros
2g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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