The Sriracha Cookbook

by Hot Juan on March 9, 2011 · 1 comment

in Book Reviews

The Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens

The Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens

Sriracha is that additive hot sauce that seems to be in every oriental supermarket, if you have not tried it, well here is your excuse, a new cookbook with 50 recipes that use Sriracha.

The book starts you off with a bit of history about the original sauce and it Thai history, then it covers what for most people is Sriracha Sauce, more commonly know as rooster sauce after the rooster prominently displayed on the plastic bottle, then things start getting more interesting with a recipe to make your own Sriracha Sauce.

Sriracha Sauces are not that hot as sauces go, but the combination of flavors just seems to work so well, think of it as a red Jalapeno sauce with Garlic, Sugar and Vinegar.

The book is split up into sections:-

  • Sauces and Seasonings – Starting with how to make you own, and then how to mix that to make other sauces and seasoning.
  • Starters and snacks -This is where the book starts to become interesting, the first recipe is for Sriracha Swirl Bread, the picture alone makes it look like one I have to try, also the Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo wings also look mouth watering.
  • Salads and Sides – I have never made Kimchee, which is the Korean national dish, it takes a few days to make properley and can last upto 6 months..
  • Soups and stews – Srircha Gazpacho, sound like another winner, as well as the Fire-Roasted Corn Chowder and the Thai Chicken-Coconut soup will also make it to my must try list.
  • Breakfast of Champions – This is where is becomes very american, with Sausage Patties and Grits, but I did see a Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread (well at least its got Bacon in it).
  • Main Courses – Oddly there is a Chicken Tikka Masala recipe in here, but the one to try is the Piquant Pulled Pork, it takes 12 hours, but you cannot rush a good bit of pulled pork.
  • Drinks and Desserts – How about a Peach-Sriracha Sorbet to finish or Spiced Sriracha Truffles..

The book is very nicely layout with and it scattered with snippets of interesting information it is targeted at the US market so all the measurements are in cups, but conversion is simple, or just buy some cup measures, they seem to be in supermarkets these days.

You can also find out more about the author at his web site www.randyclemens.com and you can get a look at some of the recipes from the book online at www.scribd.com.

It is available now from Amazon for £14.24 plus delivery but if you have a kindle then you can download it for £7.55 , I have a big collection of Chilli based cookbooks, and most of them are the same things rehashed, this one it much better then most and well worth adding to your collection.

Recipes
(7/10)
Layout
(7.5/10)
Value
(7/10)
Overall
(7/10)

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