Recipe: Sriracha

Recipe: Sriracha
Photo by Robin Thang / Unsplash

What is sriracha?

It's a fermented chilli sauce.

One day, a couple of years ago, when I was starting my journey on how to be self-sufficient and homesteading, I was surfing YouTube to find a recipe for sauerkraut (as one does)...

While searching, I found this really simple recipe by Mike, from ProHome Cooks. It's really easy, and THE BEST sriracha you'll ever eat!

I've made this recipe twice, and it is the BEST sriracha I've ever had - and that is saying something when I'm not usually a person who likes hot/spicy food and condiments.

This year, I used the heirloom Joe's Cheyenne Chilli's I grew in my garden.



  1. wash and dry your chillies
  2. depending on how hot you want your sriracha, de-seed a percentage of the chillies
  3. place them in a blender/food processor with, some cloves of garlic, a bit of ginger (if you have any), a tablespoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar
  4. blend until well pureed
  5. Place in a bowl and leave uncovered on the counter
  6. Once a day, every day, stir it with a spoon - you will see bubbles start to form
Making the Sriracha

7. After 5 - 7 days, take the puree and place it back in a blender and add a splash of vinegar.

8. Blend until smooth

9. Pour into sauce bottles that have been sterilised in HOT water

10. It will keep in the fridge for 3-6 months, but if you like your hot sauce, it won't last that long!

Go and make it - you can thank me (& Mike) later!


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