Sriracha

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2015

Sriracha is a Thai hot sauce known by its followers as rooster sauce (just look at a bottle from the popular Huy Fong Foods). Salty, sweet, sour, and hot but not searing, it’s the perfect condiment for everything from rice and stir-fries to eggs and macaroni and cheese.

SERVES96 (Makes about 2 cups)

TIME1¼ hours, plus 24 hours resting

Sriracha

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To make our own rooster sauce, minus the preservatives we puree raw seeded red jalapenos in a blender along with garlic, water, and vinegar. This mixture is then cooked in a saucepan along with a little sugar to balance the sourness and he...

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