This spicy sauce is so hot right now

If you’ve tried sriracha, chances are you’re already hooked. If you haven’t – well, hello there! Welcome to a whole new world of spicy delights.

 

Sriracha is basically the love-child of ketchup and the best chilli sauce you can imagine. Silky and rich, the red sauce is infused with garlicky, vinegary, spicy flavours perfect for adding a kick to – well, anything, really.

 

It’s named after the coastal city of Si Racha in eastern Thailand, in case you’re interested. But all you really need to know is that this is one super-tasty sauce.

 

A little squeeze will pep up egg dishes, stir fries, mac ‘n’ cheese and toasties. Use with or in place of ketchup on burgers and as a dip for your chips. Blend into a Bloody Mary, or stir a few drops through mashed avocado for an instant guacamole.

 

You’ll soon be drizzling like a pro – and wondering how you ever ate anything without it.

 

Once your obsession reaches the next level (it won’t be long, trust us), here are some recipes to help you reach peak sriracha.

 

Spiced squash and mixed grain bowl

A salad with sriracha? You betcha!

 

Asian-style cauliflower wings with a chilli dip

Sure, mayo or yogurt are perfectly pleasant for dipping. But add a little sriracha and your taste buds will be jumping for joy.

 

Sriracha roasted chickpeas

Crunchy, smoky, spicy little rounds of flavour. This healthier snack is completely addictive.

 

Bulgogi beef burgers with quick kimchi

The hero hot sauce is a key ingredient in this cheat’s kimchi. No one will know you weren’t fermenting like a demon a week earlier.

 

Sriracha-fried Brussels sprouts

Sriracha is the new bacon. Not convinced? You will be after trying these snazzed-up Brussels.

 

Sriracha and lime chicken kebabs

Tender chicken marinated in sriracha, lime, coriander and mint.

 

Chocolate, peanut butter and sriracha doughnuts

Chocolate, peanut butter and sriracha? In a doughnut? Yep and yep. The chilli glaze on these beauties delivers a satisfying kick.

 

Persian aubergines

The hot sauce drizzle makes this luxurious yet simple supper look even prettier.

 

Vegetarian pho with tofu

Sriracha will make the zingy Asian flavours sing in this fantastic pho.