Sriracha lovers recently went into a panic on hearing news of a possible rooster sauce shortage. Even though that didn't happen, it's good to know you can make your own homemade version with just a few ingredients and less than half an hour - and customise the flavours exactly to your liking.
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LA Times shows us how it's done. You'll need fresh red chiles, garlic, cane or rice vinegar, sea salt, and palm or light brown sugar. It's best to mix this up a day or two before you need it - and be careful handling those hot chiles!
Here are the steps:
1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the chiles, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar to form a coarse paste.
2. Remove the mixture to a non-reactive saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the aroma softens or mellows a bit, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Blend the sauce again to form a smooth paste, thinning as desired with water.
4. Strain the sauce, pressing the solids through a fine mesh strainer with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Taste the sauce, and tweak the flavors as desired with additional salt, sugar or vinegar. Remove the sauce to a glass jar or bottle and cool completely. Refrigerate until needed.
Hit up the link below for the full instructions.
Sriracha-style hot sauce [Los Angeles Times]