Cooking With Honey – Homemade Honey Sriracha

Fresh Sriracha (aka, home made 'Rooster')

Given that I keep stingy insects like honey bees, it’s not surprising that hot and spicy foods are my favorites!

In my humble opinion,  the taste of  a mouth-burningly hot dish, tempered with the uniquely flavorful sweetness of honey, is one of  life’s greatest pleasures!

My bees must feel the same way because my friends swear that my honey tastes a bit spicy.  I think that’s part of its charm!!

Anyway, here’s my recipe for homemade honey Sriracha.  You may never use store-bought again!!

Yield:   1 1/2 cups
Ingredients:
 
1/2 pound red fresno chiles, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2  tablespoons honey
Directions:

Place all the ingredients except the honey in a jar and let sit overnight to mellow the heat of the peppers.

Place the mixture and honey in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Transfer to a blender and puree for about 5 minutes, until a smooth, orange-red mixture forms. Run through a strainer, extracting as much juice as possible.

Once refrigerated, the sauce should have the same consistency and texture as store-bought Sriracha, but less salty and fresher tasting!

11 thoughts on “Cooking With Honey – Homemade Honey Sriracha

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    I’m with you on this one!

  2. andy1076 says:

    Totally saving this recipe for later to try and make! ^^

  3. saramermey says:

    this looks great! what kinds of dishes do you use this sauce with?

  4. thefolia says:

    The color is so brilliant! It reminds me of Tang!

  5. I’ve never heard of this and have no idea what you do with it. I’ll have to look it up. Learning something new again.

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  7. Yum! Got chillies from my window box and honey from the hive.

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