Question: Who doesn’t love sriracha?
Answer: People who haven’t tried it yet.
This is how I feel about Sriracha. The quintessential spicy goodness that can be found at most reputable Pho eateries. It goes well on everything from eggs to guacamole to sushi. The best thing is that it is super easy to make.
The folks over at nomnompaleo.com have come up with a 20 min recipe that will get you results that are very authentic.
The anticipation of the burning sweet sensation on your lips makes it so much more tempting. My mouth is savoring thinking about having some with lunch.
1½ pounds fresh red jalapeño peppers, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
8 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
When prepping the veggies it is a good idea to wear gloves so as not to get the pepper in your eyes.
This is the easy part. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend to your desired consistency.
As soon as it boils, reduce the heat to low and maintain a simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Boiling the sauce will cut the sharpness of the garlic and help some of the other flavors develop more complexity.