Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Sriracha Rooster Sauce
Who else is a huge fan of Sriracha Rooster Sauce? I love this spicy sauce on just about everything!
For years I remember seeing Sriracha Sauce on the tables in Asian restaurants. My friends who loved spicy food always called this “Rooster Sauce” because of the rooster on the bottle. I’m not someone who can handle ultra spicy foods, so for some ridiculous reason, I never tried it on my food. Fast-forward quite a few years and I noticed food bloggers everywhere talking about the great flavor of Sriracha. I tried it, and I’ve been loving it ever since whenever I want just a little spicy-hot flavor in something. And now Sriracha Rooster Sauce is something that is always in my fridge, so it seems like time to officially add it to Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, my list of food items and products that I happily buy over and over.
I’m well aware that the Sriracha sauce I buy in my local supermarket or Asian grocer is not the real Sriracha sauce you’d get if you went to Thailand or Vietnam. (Someday I hope to go there and try it!) If you want to try making it, there’s a recipe for authentic Thai Sriracha at She Simmers or one for Sriracha Chile Sauce at Viet World Kitchen. If I get to Thailand or Vietnam I’ll report back on how the flavor of the authentic Sriracha is different, but meanwhile I’ll continue enjoying the sauce you see pictured in this post.
I often use Sriracha mixed into a dressing or stir-fry sauce, and below are a few of my favorite recipes using this tasty sauce. Check after the photos for even more recipes, including some from other Sriracha-loving food bloggers. (And if you have a favorite recipe that uses Sriracha, please let us know about it in the comments!)
Some of My Favorite Recipes with Sriracha
Low-Carb Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are one of my favorite dinners! If you’re a beef eater who likes Sriracha, you’ll probably make this over and over!
These Sweet and Spicy Baked Sriracha Chicken Thighs have that sweet-spicy flavor combo that makes Asian food so good!
I love the touch of Sriracha in the dressing for this Spicy Cilantro Peanut Slaw and this salad has been really popular on the blog!
Sriracha-Glazed Grilled Chicken Kabobs will be a hit with anyone who enjoys spicy chicken!
More Tasty Ideas for Getting Sriracha Into Your Life
Spicy Whole Wheat Sesame Noodles with Chicken, Green Onions, and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tofu and Green Bean Stir Fry with Spicy Peanut Sauce from The Perfect Pantry
Spicy Mint and Cucumber Salad with Lemon, Mint, and Cumin from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cheesy Sriracha Chicken Dip from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowls from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sriracha-Glazed Honey Buffalo Wings from White on Rice Couple
Spicy Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries or Roasted Vegetables from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Sriracha-Lime Dressing from Cookin’ Canuck
Spicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Sriracha from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Learn More About Sriracha
Sriracha Sauce from The Perfect Pantry
Dear Sriracha from The Oatmeal (very funny!)
Sriracha Taste-Off from Viet World Kitchen
Chili Sauces Explained from Eat It, Atlanta
Sriracha, Seductress in a Squeeze Bottle from The Traveler’s Lunchbox
A Chili Sauce to Crow About from The New York Times
100 Ways to Use Sriracha from Endless Simmer
About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks
I love to share my favorite foods and kitchen tools and you can see the complete list of products and foods I’ve chosen at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks. I purchased the Sriracha in the photo myself and this company has no idea that I’m writing about their product. Everything featured for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks is a product I’ve tried myself and loved. For years now I haven’t accepted samples from the many companies who offer to send them to me, and for the very few times I’ve featured a product I received as a sample, I will always disclose that, and you can be sure I won’t be writing about anything unless it’s something I would have happily purchased myself.
41 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Sriracha Rooster Sauce”
The second ingredient is sugar. Can this be used with South Beach.
It only has one gram of sugar in a teaspoon, and you’re eating it in VERY small amounts so I would say yes. Very few people would eat more than a teaspoon or two, and most recipes don’t use much of it either. Whether it is “officially” approved, who knows? But I’m guessing it would be.
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I use srirachi on everything!! I'm a professional singer and vocal coach, and my remedy for anything wrong involving vocal illness is a teaspoon of this. 😉 clears you right up. My FAVORITE thing to do is douse this stuff over jumbo shrimp with some green curry, scallions, and fresh garlic! So simple and yet, I feel like I had a special treat! 🙂 Thanks for letting me stop in. – Casta Jen
Jay I didn't know they had changed the name but I'm using my imagination about what I think it might have been! Glad you like the recipes.
I too love this sauce and have been buying it for years. Its adds a nice kick to Asian dressings as well as stir frys. I had to chuckle when they had to change the original name of the sauce because the odd person found the name offensive. Its funny how people think about things. Your recipes look lovely, can't wait to give them a go. Thanks so much for posting them!
They're both great aren't they, although being a lightweight I like the green Tabasco!
I have to admit…I have a bottle of Tabasco and a bottle of Sriracha sauce sitting next to each other on my kitchen shelf. I use them both…a lot!
I agree. I use Sriracha sauce quite often. It works great to add a little bit of spice to soups or curries.
Sriracha with bacon sounds great.
I already had a link to that piece from The Oatmeal in my post. 🙂
I love srirachi and used to use it with abandon when I was in the States. One of my favorite uses was to put in a few drops when frying turkey bacon! It gave the bacon a delicious spicy edge, and I could then cut the bacon into pieces and use in a salad too!
Here's a (somewhat over-the-top) ode to Srirachi Sauce from a very funny website! :http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha
It is made in California and I think it is the only Sriracha sauce in the world. It looks Asian but it really is all American.
By the way, try a teaspoon or two mixed into your favorite brownie or Devil's food cake recipe for an out of the world dessert experience. The heat wakes up your mouth about 40 seconds after you bite into the brownie. It is great!
Diana, a few people have recommended that Chili Garlic Sauce, and I have it on my shopping list; can't wait to try it!
My husband adores that sauce. We go through about a bottle every two months. He was thrilled to find it available in local stores.
I add a bit to my chili when I make it too.
You might want to try their Chili Garlic Sauce? It is also great stirred into sauces and stir fries when you want a bit of spice and garlic. I think it is hotter than the Hot Chili Sauce in the bigger squeeze bottle. I've only seen the Chili Garlic in a small jar. It is inexpensive as well. 🙂
Kris, we were posting comments at the same time. It sounds like I MUST get some of this chili garlic sauce! You're about the 5th person who has mentioned it to me.
Shirley, one reason I love this so much is that it's not only spicy, but it's also full of flavor. Try it; I bet you will like it.
Linda, thanks for that nice feedback!
My husband introduced me to sriracha several years ago – we love it too. But he actually prefers the chili-garlic sauce made by the same same company. And now, every fall, I buy a HUGE basket of chiles and a big bunch of garlic at the public market, and he makes his own.
This morning as I read your post, it dawned on me how doing the BIG things is usually much easier occasionally than being so faithful at doing something day after day.
I REALLY appreciate ;your efforts to provide us with sound advice, great recipes. DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY.
Thank you so much!
Even though I'm often not a fan of super spicy, I appreciate your endorsement that this will still work for those like us. 🙂 I love the rooster factor! I'll be on the lookout for this. I just did make a salad dressing for chickpea salad with hot sauce as a surprise ingredient (recipe from Mary at Gluten-Free Spinner) and it was fantastic, so I'm sure the Sriracha would work well in that recipe. Thanks, Kalyn!
Lydia, I'll wait to hear what you think of the cookbook then, but you know I'll probably end up buying it!
My husband Ted ordered the Sriracha Cookbook for me, and I can't wait for it to come! My latest passion is Sriracha on scrambled eggs, but I'd happily put it on almost anything.