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Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Homemade Sriracha Sauce


I’ll admit that I didn’t make this for myself. I’m not a big spicy food person! I did make this homemade sriracha sauce as a birthday gift for a friend who is totally obsessed with the store-bought version. She gave me rave reviews – so much fresher!



  • 1 lb coarsely chopped red fresno chiles
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsps kosher salt
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar


The night before: place chiles, garlic, salt & white vinegar in a jar to mellow the pepper’s heat.

1.  In a small saucepan over high heat, bring mixture and sugar to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool.
2.  Once mixture is at room temperature, blend in blender for 5 minutes, or until smooth and a red-orange color. Run it through a strainer. Make sure as much “juice” is out of the mixture as possible.
3. Refrigerate before using. Makes about 3 cups.

Adapted from Food52.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:17PM PST on Dec 17, 2014

This recipe made four 5oz bottles for me. I used red jalapeños, and the result is hot but not scorching. I plan to give it away as Christmas gifts for the neighbors-- so much less expensive than the liqueurs I have made in past years! I'm off to buy more chiles for a second batch. I hope there's a bottle left for us...

9:14PM PST on Feb 16, 2014

Thanks a Bunch :)

6:04AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:27AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thank you :)

4:00AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012


7:31PM PDT on Mar 31, 2012

Thank you so much!

1:16PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thank you

8:33AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

I'd not heard of this sauce before, I'm going to try making it but I'll use something instead of palm sugar (producing it is very damaging), I'll might try it with honey, which is my favourite sweetner.

8:25AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

love this sauce

8:39AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

sounds good accept for the palm sugar. it upsets me to see this new fad that's destroying the rainforest--educate yourselves please.

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