I was rummaging through my kitchen cabinet the other day like a mom on the hunt for the “Lost City of Gold” – AKA a snack my kids might consider eating – when I stumbled upon my trusty Sriracha bottle. Now, I’m not saying it possesses magical powers, but it did spark an ingenious New York moment reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw dashing through Manhattan streets in Jimmy Choos.
Life in the big city can feel as chaotic as trying to pacify two hangry children after school. My desire to embrace the culinary chaos drove me to blend spicy and tangy in a way that, when combined, makes the whole world feel right. That’s when the idea for the delicious invention we’ll be discussing today was born.
So, when you’re in between marathon parenting sessions, questioning whether you’re even able to carry on an intelligent conversation with another adult, remember that some of the best ideas can come in those momentary respites from chaos. Sarcasm aside, food can be our saving grace.
You might find the recipe I’m about to share as delightfully distracting as that time I caught my kids trying to make a pie using ketchup and mustard—thank goodness that incident ended in laughter! Fear not, though; I recently brought my (saner) idea to life as a culinary gem, and I can’t wait for you to try it.
- Sriracha – Brings the heat and a delicious garlicky flavor to the sauce.
- Chili garlic sauce – Adds a perfect balance between spicy and garlicky heat.
- Mayonnaise – The glue that holds the sauce together and adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor.
- Lemon or lime juice – A squeeze adds a zesty tang. Rice vinegar can be used as an alternative.
- Japanese mayonnaise – For a sweeter flavor instead of regular mayonnaise.
- Gochujang – A substitute for chili garlic sauce to change it up.
- Hot sauce – A substitute for Sriracha, use your favorite one.
- Minced garlic or garlic paste – For extra garlic flavor.
- Feeling a little bit saucy? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! This Spicy Sriracha Mayo recipe is the perfect addition to any dish that needs a little kick.
- First things first, grab a bowl and a spoon. You’ll need those to mix everything together. Now, add 1 tablespoon of sriracha, 1/2 tablespoon of chili garlic sauce, and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to the bowl. Mix it all together until it’s nice and smooth.
- Serve it up with your favorite dishes, like grilled tuna steak, or really any dish that needs a little excitement. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, here are a few variations to try: – Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice for a zesty tang – Use Japanese mayonnaise for a sweeter flavor – Swap out chili garlic sauce for gochujang – Use your favorite hot sauce if you’re out of sriracha – Make your own sriracha to use – Add minced garlic or garlic paste.
- Don’t be afraid to get creative! Make it your own and add that personal touch to your dish.
Serving Suggestions for Spicy Sriracha Mayo
If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your meals, try this Spicy Sriracha Mayo recipe! It’s easy to make and only takes 3 minutes to whip up. Here are some fun and delicious ways to use it:
- Dips – Make a spicy dipping sauce for your favorite chicken wings, fries, or veggies by mixing in some of this Sriracha Mayo.
- Sandwiches – Looking for a tasty twist on your classic BLT? Spread some Sriracha Mayo on your bread for an extra kick of heat.
- Salad dressing – Tired of the same old dressing? Add a spoonful of this sauce to your favorite vinaigrette for a spicy twist.
- Grilled meats – Give your grilled chicken or steak a spicy boost by brushing on some Sriracha Mayo before cooking.
- Sushi – Love spicy tuna rolls? Mix in some Sriracha Mayo for an even spicier kick.
- Roasted vegetables – Give your roasted carrots or sweet potatoes an extra zing by drizzling with some Sriracha Mayo before roasting.
What’s the cook time for this recipe?
The cook time for this recipe is N/A, it’s just a matter of mixing the ingredients together.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 3 and ½ tablespoons of spicy sriracha mayo.
Can I use other types of hot sauce instead of sriracha?
Absolutely! If you’re out of sriracha or just want to switch things up, you can use your favorite hot sauce.
Is this recipe vegan?
As written, no, it’s not vegan as it contains mayo, but you can swap it with vegan mayo or any other plant-based ingredients.
Can I make this recipe with less or more spicy?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of sriracha and chili garlic sauce to your desired level of spiciness. If you want a milder sauce, use less sriracha and chili garlic sauce, and if you want it spicier, use more. You could even add a pinch of cayenne pepper for some extra heat.
Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Medium saucepan
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- 4 Tbsp. sriracha sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 1 tsp. five spice powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Begin by preparing your ingredients. Mince the garlic, grate the ginger, and mince the shallot.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sriracha sauce, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, shallot, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and five spice powder.
- Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Once boiling is reached, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, until it begins to thicken. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
- Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Allow the sauce to cool and thicken up a bit.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.