sri·​ra·​cha | \ sə-ˈrä-chə How to pronounce sriracha (audio) , sē-, nonstandard srə- \

Definition of sriracha

: a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar and that is typically used as a condiment

Examples of sriracha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Country Kitchen's brisket cheese fries; and Island Noodles' island slaw, which tosses mandarin oranges, pineapple, snap peas, teriyaki chicken with creamy coleslaw, and tops it with a sriracha glaze and macadamia nuts. Emma Balter, Chron, 1 Mar. 2022 Simply squirt copious amounts of sriracha into an 8-ounce tub of sour cream. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2022 The godmother brand has essentially become the sriracha of chili oil—honest to its roots but more favorable to a mainstream palate. Daphne K. Lee, CBS News, 22 Dec. 2021 The result, delicious on its own, is also a supreme sponge for sauce, and prepandemic, the jostling at the condiment counter of any Joe’s outpost for the soy, sriracha and peanut sauces could be fierce. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 Thanksgiving leftovers get a pan-Asian twist with this salad, which features tortilla chips for crunch, and a dressing spiked with sriracha for heat. oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021 Samuel is the guy who is giving Jimmy Garoppolo’s bland competence some serious sriracha, and is churning Kyle Shanahan’s vanilla offense into rocky road, full of big-chunk goodness where yardage is concerned. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Nov. 2021 In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, broth, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha sauce. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021 In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, the scallions, mayonnaise, sriracha and agave. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sriracha

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sriracha

borrowed from Thai sriracha (Royal Thai Institute Romanization), sǐ:rá:tɕhá: (phonetic), after Si Racha (Sri Racha, Sri Raja), town in Chonburi Province, Thailand, where the sauce was allegedly first made

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“Sriracha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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