May 4, 2021
You’ve hit the lottery with this recipe for Sriracha seasoning. It’s going to become your spicy fairy dust to any food you want to turn up the heat!
You can whip it up in about 2 minutes and it’s great on scrambled eggs, as a dry rub, sprinkled over fish… it’s simple and addicting!
What is Sriracha Seasoning?
Sriracha seasoning is the dry form of the iconic red chili paste everyone loves. It’s a blend of red chili peppers, garlic, brown sugar, and salt.
It’s the perfect sprinkle to add a touch of heat and sweetness while seasoning your favorite foods.
Sriracha Seasoning Ingredients
You won’t believe that you can make Sriracha seasoning with just four ingredients. You’ll need:
- Whole Red Chiles: the base of this seasoning packs heat and flavor.
- Brown Sugar: a little sweetness to balance out the heat.
- Salt: to season
- Garlic Powder: add flavor
How to Make Sriracha Seasoning
I recommend you put on some kitchen gloves while handling the chiles; or, at the very least, be extremely careful to not touch your face.
- Slice the Peppers
With a paring knife, slice each red chili pepper in half, scrape off the seeds, and discard the seeds. Keep them if you want this extra spicy!
- Turn them into Powder
In a small food chopper, blender, or spice grinder, pulverize the red chiles a few at a time. Keep pulverizing until all red chiles are finely ground.
- Mix & Combine
Add brown sugar, sea salt, and garlic powder, and finely grind again.
Transfer the seasoning blend to an air-tight container or spice jar for up to two months.
What is Sriracha Seasoning Good On?
Sriracha seasoning blend is great sprinkled over eggs, as a dry rub for pork, to season all your protein, even mixed with sour cream to make a spicy dipping sauce!
How to use Sriracha Seasoning
To use Sriracha seasoning, simply sprinkle it over your favorite seafood, eggs, or rubbed generously over larger slow-cooked meats.
I suggest you try it on my Grilled Fish Tacos for an epic meal.
Sriracha Garlic Seasoning
Garlic is an essential ingredient in this Sriracha seasoning blend and one that will make your food boldly spicy and savory at the same time.
The recipe below has 1 teaspoon of garlic powder; but for extra garlic taste, increase to 1 ½ teaspoons.
Is Sriracha Seasoning Spicy?
Surprisingly, Sriracha seasoning is moderately spicy compared to something like Tabasco, for example. The level of heat in the chiles measures 2000 in comparison to 50,000 from cayenne peppers.
The recipe below recommends removing the seeds from the chiles but for additional heat, you can pulverize them as well.
Sriracha Seasoning Blend
- 25 small dried whole red chiles
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- With a paring knife, slice each red chili pepper in half, scrape off the seeds, and discard the seeds. If you want this extra spicy, keep the seeds.
- In a small food processor or spice grinder, pulverize red chiles a few at a time. Keep pulverizing until all red chiles are finely ground. Add brown sugar, sea salt, and garlic powder, and finely grind again.
- Transfer to an air-tight container or spice jar for up to two months.