The world is undeniably in love with sriracha, the spicy red chilli and garlic sauce of everyone’s dreams. Although it made its way out of Asia in the 1980s, it seems to have suddenly gained popularity everywhere, seemingly overnight. It’s easy to see why. Take an ordinarily delicious dish and watch it become extraordinarily sensational by adding sriracha. If the Spice Girls formed today, they’d probably be called the Sriracha Girls.
Don’t believe me? Then take a bite out of one of these recipes that will surely have you declaring your own eternal love for sriracha from now on:
1. Grilled Sea Bass Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into a sandwich that gets your face and hands messy. A big sandwich like this is the ideal place for sriracha. Fresh fish, especially sea bass, is sublime in its own right but the addition of sriracha to the mayonnaise gives it a brand new feeling, like you just discovered a whole new food group.
2. Sriracha Basil Popcorn
Spice up your snack time with this popcorn recipe. Sure, there’s butter, but it’s mixed with lime and sriracha. Garnished with basil for the finish, it gives an exotic twist to this snack staple.
3. California Eggs Benedict
When the best breakfast offering gets a kick of sriracha added to it, good things are bound to happen. The sriracha gives a nice boost to the creamy, lemony hollandaise sauce.
4. Honey Sriracha Beef Skewers
You can’t go wrong with meat on a stick. Especially when you add sriracha to it. Paired with the honey, it’s sweet and spicy heaven.
5. Chocolate Sriracha Ice Cream
It definitely sounds bizarre, but hear me out. It’s sweet and chocolaty with a pop of spice. If chocolate with hot peppers is a thing, then this is equally deserving of raves.
6. Sriracha Quinoa Bites
These tasty muffin-like bites are a healthy alternative to quiche. Gruyere adds a bit of depth while the sriracha gives these little bites a big bite of its own.
7. Miso Mushroom Pasta
Pasta night can get a little boring so shake things up a bit with this Asian-spiced alternative. Creamy portabella mushrooms, miso, sriracha and Greek yoghurt are definitely an unlikely team but they unite to make an unforgettable meal.
8. Sriracha-Glazed Chicken
This Asian-infused chicken dish can be made with wings or drumsticks and will definitely spice up any get-together. Sriracha and ginger give chicken the perfect zing.
9. Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Whether the chicken or the egg came first is irrelevant. What you should be asking yourself is why you’ve never dared to put sriracha into your devilled eggs before now.
10. Cocky Rooster
And while we’re on the subject of chickens and eggs, why not enjoy a refreshing beverage with your meal? Add sriracha to your lager-style beer for an Asian-ized version of Mexico’s michelada. After all, it takes a little heat to beat the heat.