How to use Sriracha (and five favorite recipes)
Everything about the Sriracha hot sauce bottle screams "heat alert!", yet I'm here to tell you that there's more to this complex sauce than pure pepper power. Think garlic, vinegar, and sugar -- and, yes, ripe Thai chile peppers -- and you begin to get an inkling of what's in that squeeze bottle with the bright green top and the rooster on the front.
Here are five of my favorite ways to use Sriracha:
Quick and easy Asian pickled cole slaw makes an ideal side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
Kick off your July 4 barbecue with these Sriracha avocado deviled eggs.
Nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice) takes comfort food to a new level, with a bit of kick from Sriracha.
Make a drizzly sauce with Sriracha, and try it on perfectly roasted asparagus.
You might just lick the plate clean when you make this miso-Sriracha glazed salmon. (My husband Ted and I did!)
What are some of your favorite ways to use Sriracha?