Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Add Some Spice To Your Life

Sriracha- a staple to every college student's diet. It was not until I came to CU, that I was exposed to the wonders of this spicy sauce. I put the blame on my parents, who were not fans of spicy foods, who are responsible for the late blooming of this discovery. Being that college students don't want to take a lot of time to prepare extravagant meals, the most they can do sometimes to "spice" things up, is to add a few drops of this sauce to their boring ramen noodles. Sirracha can always be found in my fridge. Its uses are endless, whether it accompanies a instant soup, or a highly complex recipe. Imagine my excitement when I found a recipe to make this incredi-sauce from scratch!! I stumbled upon a recipe that received great reviews, and decided that I must make this my own. I set out on my sriracha adventure and might I say, this simple recipe will bring great happiness to college students and spice lovers all over! Good luck! 
 -p.s.. you may want to  invest in your own little jar once completed you will be proud of your creation, and will want to bottle it up, and maybe even label it. Get creative!

what you will need:
1/2 pound red fresno chiles, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons palm sugar
Place all the ingredients except the sugar in a jar and let sit overnight to mellow the heat of the peppers. I guess one could consider this a brine.

Place the mixture and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Transfer to a blender and puree for about 5 minutes, until a smooth, orange-red mixture forms. Run through a strainer and smush out as much juice as possible

Once refrigerated, the sauce should have the same consistency and texture as the generic version

but less salty and a whole lot fresher tasting.  
- Recipe adapted from: 

1 comment:

  1. Sriracha is my crack. Hands down! It winds up on everything but my favorite is still good old sushi

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    Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope to hear more from you soon! Your blog is super cute!!!!