Sriracha Recipe & Mantra.

Via Jenna Penielle Lyons
on Dec 12, 2013
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Since the City of Irwindale, California (scoff scoff) is suing Huy Fong Foods until it ceases to make citizens’ noses bleed and lungs burn with airborne Sriracha, I thought you may need this recipe.

I also wrote a short mantra/prayer that you can say to encourage the hot sauce gods to bring Sriracha back into production.

This recipe gets you pretty darn close to mimicking the real Sriracha. Note: I’ve done it a few different times, and I add the Thai chilies, salt, fish sauce, and rice vinegar to taste…this recipe is approximate.

Here is how to do it:

What you need:

1 1/2 cups fresh red jalepenos (seeded and sliced)

10 Thai red chili peppers (definitely seeded)

4 cloves garlic

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons canola or safflower oil

water to desired thickness

Put all the above ingredients in the blender and blend until the contents look like Sriracha. The mixture may be orange because we aren’t using red color additives in this variation!

Recite this prayer/mantra while you are making the fake Sriracha. The mudra that accompanies this prayer is an okay sign, symbolizing the twisting of the Sriracha cap tip and the opening of all good and spicy things into the cosmos. This prayer brings one good foodie karma and energetically encourages the re-opening of the Sriracha factory:

Om Namah Sriracha
I honor the hot sauce that resides within this blender.
I adore the factory of the Sriracha.
I adore the bottle whose eyes are the sun and moon and the fire of chilies in my mouth…you are everything to me, my pizza, and my omelets.

O Hot Sauce of Hot Sauces!

Enjoy your fake Sriracha.

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About Jenna Penielle Lyons

Jenna Penielle Lyons was born in Portales, New Mexico among sage and sand. Raised in Pocatello, Idaho among the black rock and juniper, she grew up wandering in cowboy boots, running, riding bikes, skiing, climbing, painting, and studying classical ballet. She is a scholar of English Literature, a poet, painter, photographer, musician, and outdoorswoman. She winters in Missoula and spends the summer working for Snake River Hotshots. She is a lover of mountain bluebirds & elephants, tea & good coffee, Carl Jung, Salvador Dali, skiing, climbing in the desert, yoga, harp music, and sagebrush. Her favorite foods are borscht and any combination of chocolate and cayenne pepper. Check out her work and follow her adventures at her website.


One Response to “Sriracha Recipe & Mantra.”

  1. Mlister says:

    Not vegan 🙁 Anything to replace the fish sauce?