The Ultimate Guide to Making Sriracha Mayo

how to make sriracha mayo

If you’re a fan of spicy foods, then you must have tasted sriracha sauce at some point in your life. This iconic condiment is known for its unique blend of heat and tanginess, making it a favourite amongst foodies and chefs alike. But have you tried sriracha mayo yet? This spicy mayonnaise sauce is a super tasty addition to, well just about anything. In this article, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about making homemade sriracha mayo.

What is Sriracha?

Sriracha is a type of hot sauce, originally from Thailand, made from chilli peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. Its tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet flavour has gained it immense popularity worldwide, and it is now a staple condiment in many kitchens.

How hot is sriracha?

Sriracha is considered moderately spicy on the Scoville scale. It ranks at about 1,000-2,500 Scoville heat units (SHU). For comparison, Tabasco sauce ranks at about 2,500-5,000 SHU. So while it does provide a noticeable kick, it’s not as fiery as some other hot sauces on the market. Its heat is balanced by its tangy, garlicky flavour, which also makes it exceptionally moreish. Even if you aren’t a chilli head, you may find that sriracha keeps you going back for more.

Another excellent way of enjoying sriracha, and also turning down the heat, is to make your own sriracha mayonnaise. Which not only goes with absolutely everything but manages to elevate every single flavour too.

What is Sriracha Mayo Made of?

Sriracha mayo is a simple sauce made from two main ingredients – mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. Mayonnaise is made from oil, egg yolks, vinegar, salt and usually mustard. As we have seen, sriracha sauce is made from chilli peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt. When these two ingredients are combined, they create a spicy and creamy sauce that is perfect for adding extra flavour and heat to your favourite dishes.

Super Easy Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Although you can buy ready-made sriracha mayo, we think it is far better to make it at home. That way you have complete control over the quality of your ingredients, and can also adjust the heat level to your liking. It couldn’t be easier, especially if you use store-bought mayo. We do recommend giving it a go from scratch though. Once you discover how easy it is to make really good mayo at home you won’t ever look back. Here’s our basic sriracha mayonnaise recipe. Feel free to tweak it to your liking. Some people like to add extra garlic but we don’t think it needs it. Keep it simple!

Sriracha Mayo Ingredients

So, what’s this spicy mayo made of? You’ll only need three ingredients to make it, and they are:

How to Make Homemade Sriracha Mayo

Making homemade Sriracha mayo is super easy, and only takes a few minutes.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, and lime juice.
  2. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you want the sauce to be spicier, add more sriracha sauce.
  3. Transfer the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it.

How long will my homemade sriracha mayo keep?

Your homemade sriracha mayo can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The key is proper storage: ensure it’s kept in an airtight container and stored at a temperature less than 40°F (4°C). Always use a clean utensil when serving it, and never return unused sauce back to the jar.

But what if I want to make it from scratch? Can I make my own mayonnaise first?

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayo is really not as scary as its reputation would have you believe. The best way is to use a stick blender and a tall container like the one the blender usually comes with. Using a whole egg makes it far more stable, helps it keep for longer, and the results are less eggy and closer to shop-bought mayo. Which is not always a bad thing, right?

Ingredients for homemade mayo

We use rice vinegar for its lovely mild sweet flavour.

  • 350ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 whole egg
  1. Pour the oil into the tall container (it often has measurements down the side).
  2. Add the salt and the vinegar.
  3. Crack the egg into a small bowl, without breaking the yolk.
  4. Pour the egg carefully down the side of the container, again so the yolk doesn’t break. It is no major catastrophe if it does break, but it seems to help if it stays intact.
  5. Place the head of the stick blender over the yolk, and begin to blitz continuously. You will see ribbons of mayonnaise beginning to form at the bottom.
  6. Slowly move the blender upwards, allowing the mayonnaise to form around it.
  7. Once you reach the top of the oil, the mayo will be pretty much formed. Keep blitzing, on and off, moving the blender up and down to ensure everything is combined.
  8. Transfer to a clean glass jar.
  9. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks; preferably use it within 1 week to be on the safe side.

How to Use Sriracha Mayo

Sriracha mayo is an incredibly versatile sauce that can be used in many ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Use it as a spread on burgers and sandwiches for an extra kick of heat and flavour.
  • Dip your fries, onion rings, or vegetables in this sauce for a zesty dip.
  • Drizzle it over grilled chicken, fish, or steak to add some depth of flavour to your dishes.
  • Mix it with your coleslaw or potato salad for a spicy twist on a classic side dish.

We hope you enjoyed this article and are ready to give our sriracha mayo recipe a go. If you’re a fan of sriracha sauce and mayonnaise, then you’re going to love it. This tasty spicy mayo is super easy to make at home, and it’s perfect for elevating all your favourite dishes. Remember that you can always adjust the spiciness level of the sauce to your liking by adding more sriracha sauce.

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What is sriracha and is it hot?

What is sriracha

A foodie success story, sriracha has become the hot sauce on everyone’s lips. For those who think maybe they don’t like hot sauce, or have just been doing other things for the past decade, we ask ‘what is sriracha?’.

And more importantly, is it hot?

What is sriracha?

Sriracha is a chili sauce, originally from East Asia. Its exact origin is hotly debated but it is generally accredited to the town of Sri Racha in Thailand. What the world has come to know and love as sriracha actually comes from California, where it was invented by a Vietnamese immigrant. Hence the more familiar term of hot sauce.

Interestingly, sriracha is common in both Thailand and Vietnam but in Thailand it is used as a dipping sauce, where it has a thinner consistency and a sharper flavour with more vinegar. In Vietnam is is used more as a condiment.

Sriracha ingredients

It is made from chilies, sugar, salt, garlic and vinegar. Commercial varieties have xanthan gum added as a thickener to make it squeezable like mustard or ketchup. It is this squeezable aspect that is possibly, at least partly, responsible for it becoming a worldwide phenom.

Red jalapenos (which are basically green jalapenos that have ripened in the sun) are mixed with vinegar. This breaks them down and also helps to preserve the final product. Salt is added and the mixture is left to do its thing. Kind of like fermenting, but not strictly fermenting as it contains vinegar.

Once the chili, vinegar, salt combo has worked its magic, sugar and garlic are added. It is this, plus the flavour of the chilies, that gives sriracha its unique flavour profile.

Our sriracha chili sauce is certified organic so is made from 100% organic ingredients.

Is sriracha vegan?

The process of making sriracha does not involve any animal ingredients but the provenance of certain ingredients may be called into question. It depends how much of a hard line you take on veganism. Sugar and vinegar may both include animal by products in their processing.

Is sriracha gluten-free?

Theoretically, sriracha contains no ingredients with gluten. But, unless a product is labelled gluten-free and manufactured according to strict regulation it cannot be certified gluten-free. Vinegar, although made with grains, should be gluten-free but there are no guarantees.

So is sriracha sauce hot?

Sriracha brands will vary in their intensity, but as hot sauces go, sriracha is considered to be on the mild side.  It is more about flavour than heat, with a little kick that you miss once its gone. Chili excites the tastebuds, making them more receptive to flavour and waking up the appetite.

The Scoville scale measures the capsaicin content of chillies. Capsaicin irritates mucous membranes which is why chile peppers feel hot in your mouth or hurts like hell when you accidently rub it in your eye.

Jalapeno peppers, like they use in sriracha, register at around 5,000 to 9,000 units. The mild and licorice-y pasilla pepper used in Mexican cooking registers between 1,000 to 1,500. Currently the hottest chili pepper stands at 2 million plus. So, jalapeno is low to mid range hot.

The heat of chili can vary from fruit to fruit, even from the same plant. Factors such as processing time and other ingredients can also affect how hot chili feels in the mouth. Manufacturers will however go to great lengths to ensure their offering is consistent so once you find one you like, stick to it.

How many Scoville units is sriracha?

On average (although there really isn’t such a thing) sriracha comes in at about 2,200 Scoville units. Compared to the 3,750 of Tabasco.

Sriracha vs Tabasco

Tabasco is a Cajun style hot sauce made from vinegar, chile peppers, and salt. All about the interplay between chili and vinegar, it has a thin consistency and a sharp vinegar tang. Sriracha is more friendly, like ketchup with a kick, and is all about the extra dimensions from the sugar and garlic alongside the integral flavour of the peppers. Despite the heat, it is soft and rounded on the palate.

What does sriracha sauce taste like?

It is spicy, garlicky, tangy, salty and sweet. Pretty much flavour enhancer in a bottle. One that doesn’t contain MSG.

What goes with sriracha?

Absolutely everything. Seriously, everything. Not just for Asian food (although it is great with it) it ups the ante of everything you put in your mouth. Straight from the bottle it acts as a condiment, a seasoning, or both. Added to mayo, or cream cheese (or both) it becomes milder, creamy and moreish. You can use it as a marinade, and it makes meat taste awesome. It goes particularly well with eggs and cheese. It makes the best buffalo wings EVER.

Does sriracha go in the fridge?

No. It will keep well out of the fridge, but feel free to err on the side of caution and refrigerate anyway if you wish.

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