Mad-Delicious Sriracha

Cooking Light
Mad-Delicious Sriracha
Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Lindsey Lower
It's so easy to make your own hot sauce: Just lightly cook chiles in seasonings, and blend. That's all there is to it. And don't get us wrong--we love the bottled stuff, too.
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

+ Add To Shopping List
2 cups (about 8 ounces whole) red chiles, such as Fresno, serrano, and/or jalapeño, in any ratio, split and seeded
1/2 cup garlic cloves (about 10 peeled)
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup hot water

Preparation

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Combine chiles, garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Cover and heat gently, as if to steep, over very low heat for 30 minutes.

Add chile mixture and 1/4 cup hot water to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend until smooth, adding more hot water if necessary.

Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for 7 to 10 days. If sauce separates, give it a good stir or shake.

VARIATION

Fiery Hot Green "Sriracha": Nothing like the real thing, but searingly spicy and tangier. Preheat broiler to high. Place 8 ounces whole jalapeños and 1 (1/2-inch-thick) onion slice on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes; turn vegetables. Add 4 garlic cloves; broil 5 minutes. Wrap mixture tightly in foil. Let stand 20 minutes. Peel and seed peppers. Place peppers, onion, garlic, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a blender; process until smooth.

SERVES 16 (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

CALORIES 14; FAT 0.1g (sat 0g); SODIUM 111mg

Created date

May 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 19
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 112 mg
Calcium 9 mg