When it comes to effortless, simple and straightforward dip, Sriracha sauce is your ultimate friend. This homemade honey Sriracha sauce gives you the perfect combination of sweet and spiciness with rich buttery flavors.
Popular restaurant's sauces tastes complex with bundle of flavors. Because of that, you may never thought of recreating them at home. Let's learn this homemade spicy honey Sriracha sauce is a perfect glaze for chicken wings, for shrimp, or for salmon.
But that's not any more, this sweet and spicy Sriracha sauce is more than easy, ready in five minutes. On top it, it uses the most common ingredients that you can find in the grocery stores. Or possibly you may have them already in your kitchen.
This honey Sriracha sauce has a creamy texture, well balanced spiciness with the sweetness, and with right flavors. Spoon it over the chicken wings, shrimp, meat, or use as an enchanting dip with chopped vegetables.
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So, What is Sriracha sauce?
If you like or if you are already into cooking spicy food, then you might already know what Sriracha sauce is. For those who do not know about the sauce-this is a Thai style condiment. Its moderately hot with Scoville scale measures between 1000-2500 SHU units.
It is also known as rooster sauce and looks with an intense red color.
Also its one of the important condiments that is becoming more popular nowadays in the United States. It's made with jalapeño peppers and other hot chili pepper varieties. It's charged with a great combination of garlic flavors and with a hint of sweetness.
What does this Honey Sriracha sauce taste like?
The Sriracha sauce's natural taste and the flavor makes it a delicious stand alone side dish. However serving as a dipping sauce or as a marinade would be super spicy for many of us here.
So we can incorporate this Thai style hot sauce’s rich flavor and taste with other ingredients to make them enjoyable as a whole entertainer. And this signature sauce is one way of utilizing all that distinct features of the Sriracha sauce but with less heat.
This honey Sriracha sauce tastes mildly hot and sweet. And wrapped with the aroma from garlic.
The ingredients needed
Honey. The best ingredient in this sauce gives a lingering sweetness. More than that it adds a beautiful glaze and provides body to the sauce.
Sriracha sauce. This store bought ready made sauce that’s already have the intense smoky flavor and the punch. You may find them in the international aisle in a grocery store.
On the other hand, you may also find them in the Asian or Indian stores as well.
Apple cider vinegar. A bonus ingredient in this honey Sriracha sauce, that has a complex bright flavor profile. You may substitute it with Worchester sauce or with a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Butter. I used unsalted butter. This is one of the best ingredients that complements the honey.
Garlic powder. A flavor booster and also works as a binding agent between the liquid ingredients. This is good to substitute with minced garlic as well.
How to make?
In a mixing bowl, add Sriracha sauce, honey, melted butter, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, and kosher salt.
And using a whisk, stir well until all the ingredients combine well.
Now the honey Sriracha sauce is ready to drizzle over the taco, the burger, the salad, or toss them with the chicken wings.
The ways to use this Sriracha honey sauce
Chicken wings. This spicy sauce is a go-to simple chicken wing glaze, when you want to serve the family with a restaurant style food effortlessly.
As a salad dressing. Drizzle over the salad as a topping or toss for bold flavors(like Sriracha aioli).
Meat. And this honey Sriracha sauce is also an ideal choice of sauce to enhance the flavors of protein. And an appropriate recipe for the meat, whether it's seafood or chicken(like this honey Sriracha shrimp).
Pasta. Toss it with pasta for a quick dinner like this spicy pasta.
How to store?
Refrigerator. Store that honey Sriracha sauce in the refrigerator to use for up to a week. For the best results use a sealed container for storing.
Freeze. You may also freeze them to retain their fresh flavors for a long time-that's upto two months.
To thaw. Leave them in the refrigerator overnight or microwave in increments of 30 seconds, until the sauce melts and returns to room temperature.
Tools needed for making this Honey Sriracha sauce
Whisk. Perfect for whipping up the liquid ingredients quickly.
Measuring tools. Ideal for measuring the ingredients perfectly with a good grip.
- 3 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 4 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ tablespoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- In a mixing bowl, add Sriracha sauce, honey, melted butter, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and kosher salt.
- And stir until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- And serve it with chicken wings, or drizzle over the salad.