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Jan 18, 2011 | ISBN 9781607740032

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The Sriracha Cookbook is a wonderful little book that embraces flavor, celebrates creativity and, most of all, trumpets the wonders and versatility of a single condiment that just might change the way you think about eating.”
The Sacramento Bee, 8/31/11

“It’s truly a condiment worthy of a cookbook, and Randy Clemmons brings the heat.”

“Named after a Thai fishing town, and created in its current form by a Vietnamese immigrant in Los Angeles, Sriracha – AKA “rooster sauce” – is experiencing a meteoric rise in mainstream popularity. But the bright-red chili sauce in the clear plastic bottle is no niche ingredient, like truffle paste or salt cod. Its five basic elements (peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt) cover every part of the flavor spectrum, making it a surprisingly versatile additive: while The Sriracha Cookbook, as one would expect, contains many Asian recipes, it also branches out internationally with recipes like Sriracha Pesto, Sriracha Ceviche, and Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread. Most importantly, while author Randy Clemens clearly enjoys his titular ingredient (and is a confessed spice junkie), he has a strong culinary background, and his well-tested recipes succeed in making the book much more than a novelty.”
—John Peck, Diesel, A Bookstore (Oakland, CA), February 2011

“At this time of year, we have to look for heat wherever we can get it – especially on our food. Luckily, we have Sriracha – that garlicy, ketchupy bottle of hot sauce that’s so versatile, one man devoted an entire cookbook to it.”
—WBUR, Public Radio Kitchen blog, 2/22/11

“Small and compact, this cookbook’s 50 recipes demonstrate Sriracha’s widespread culinary versatility not just as a condiment—say, on eggs and fries—but as an ingredient. Clemens presents ways for you to infuse some Thai chili heat into a fruit salad, corn chowder, burger, and even chocolate truffles. It only takes a little bit to get big flavor!”
Epicurious, 2/18/11

“Recipes are dead simple, with easy-to-find ingredients and clear instructions. This book, plus a bottle of rooster sauce, would make the perfect gift for any home cook that likes a lot of spice, without a lot of hassle.”
Seattle Weekly, 2/16/11

“Sure, you can douse just about anything in the Thai-inspired garlic-and-chili condiment, but what about cooking it into peach sorbet or maple sausage patties? The Sriracha Cookbook ($17, Ten Speed Press) collects recipes for these and 48 other dishes that showcase the sauce as an essential starting ingredient, not an afterthought.”
Details, February 2011

“If you want to know whether somebody belongs to the gastroscenti, just check his or her fridge. Do you see a rooster-emblazoned plastic bottle filled with red sauce? Bingo. If you want to cook or eat like one of these people, you’ll need to understand how to use Vietnam-born Huy Fong’s American adaptation of Thai chili paste (Nám Prík Sriracha). That’s where “The Sriracha Cookbook” (Ten Speed Press) comes in, with recipes from Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread to Peach-Sriracha Sorbet.”
Wall Street Journal, 1/22/11

“This book is rare—a niche product has been worked successfully into a variety of creative yet practical dishes.”
Library Journal, 11/15/10

“This book is a perfect example that Sriracha tastes great on everything!”
—David Chang, chef/owner of Momofuku
“You may know of Sriracha as something to squirt into a bowl of pho, but Randy Clemens shows you how to use the hot sauce from breakfast to dinner, from salad dressing to dessert. His infectious enthusiasm and appealing recipes will send your endorphins to a chili pepper high.”
—Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Dumplings

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments   x
Introduction   1
Sriracha: A Thai Original   6
Huy Fong: Bringing It to America   9
Sauces and Seasonings   13
Homemade Sriracha   15
Sriracha Mayo   16
Sriracha Ketchup   17
Sriracha Pesto   18
Sriracha Cream Cheese   19
SriRANCHa Dressing   20
Sriracha Butter   22
Sriracha Tzatziki   23
Sriracha Sour Cream   24
Sriracha Salt   25
Starters and Snacks   27
Cheddar-Sriracha Swirl Bread   29
Sriracha Cheese Log   32
Pickled Green Beans   33
Sriracha and Crab Rangoon Wontons   35
Kicked-Up Party Nuts   36
Devilishly Hot Deviled Eggs   37
Jalapeño Poppers   38
Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings   40
Salads and Sides   43
Sriracha Kimchee   44
Sriracha Slaw   47
Turned-Up Tuna Tartare   49
Elliot’s Grilled-Vegetable Salad   50
Tropical Fruit Salad with Sriracha-Sesame Vinaigrette   52
Sriracha Ceviche   55
Soups and Stews   57
Sriracha Gazpacho   58
Five-Alarm Lentil Soup   59
Fire-Roasted Corn Chowder   61
Srirachili Con Carne   63
Thai Chicken-Coconut Soup   65
Breakfast of Champions   67
Maple-Sriracha Sausage Patties   68
Three-Cheese Grits   69
Veggie Sriracha Frittata   71
Chilaquiles   73
Sriracha and SPAM Fried Rice   75
Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread   78
Main Courses   81
Baked Mac ’n’ Cheese   82
Sesame-Sriracha Crusted Ahi Tuna   85
Miso-Sriracha Glazed Salmon   86
Camarones à la Diabla   87
Chicken Tikka Masala   90
Sriracha Lamb Kebabs   92
Piquant Pulled Pork   95
Ultimate Sriracha Burger   97
Grilled Short Ribs   100
Sriracha Carne Asada   101
Drinks and Desserts   103
La Caridad   104
Srirachelada   105
Bleeding Mary   107
Spiced Sriracha Truffles   108
Peach-Sriracha Sorbet   109
Index   111

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